Reaction to Arrival of British Troops

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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On the streets of Derry, there is confusion as British soldiers take up position. Mike Burns gets the reactions of Eamonn McCann and Eddie McAteer.

  • Title
    Reaction to Arrival of British Troops
  • 1st Broadcast
    14/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Mike Burns (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:40
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Reaction to Arrival of British Troops
  • Extended description

    On the streets of Derry, there is confusion as British soldiers take up position. Mike Burns gets the reactions of Eamonn McCann and Eddie McAteer.

    Eamonn McCann says that he is never happy to see the British Army but at the moment he has no idea why they are in Derry.

    Eddie McAteer says "I don't like British troops but they're better than the Specials". Eddie McAteer is trying to hold back the nationalist Catholics who are chanting "No British troops here. We want the Irish Army here".

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on the arrival of British troops in Derry broadcast on 14 August 1969.

    The accompanying image is from a RTÉ Television news report from 14 August 1969, and shows British Troops on the Bogside in Derry.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, August 1969, Derry, Londonderry, Eamonn McCann, Eddie McAteer, Mike Burns, British Army
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA6072
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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