Bombay Street Destroyed in Belfast Attacks

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Barry Linnane speaks with residents of Bombay Street, where homes have been burnt by Loyalist mobs.

  • Title
    Ruins on Bombay Street
  • 1st Broadcast
    16/08/1969
  • Contributor
    Barry Linnane (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:06:01
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Bombay Street Destroyed in Belfast Attacks
  • Extended description

    Barry Linnane speaks with residents of Bombay Street, where homes have been burnt by Loyalist mobs.

    One resident describes how they came under attack and received no protection from the police. All of the houses pictured were occupied yesterday by Roman Catholics and they are now all burnt out.

    Bombay Street and Kashmir Road are at the borderline between Protestant and Catholic areas and experience frequent violence. Bombay Street is a Catholic residential area apart from a cobbler shop that was owned by a Protestant.

    A woman describes how the residents had to hide from snipers and escape for cover. The street is now deserted after being destroyed by petrol bomb attacks. Six people are dead after a day of intense violence.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Barry Linnane from Bombay Street, which has been destroyed by Loyalist attacks broadcast on 18 August 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, August 1969, Belfast, Bombay Street, Barry Linnane, Loyalists, Kashmir Road, Protestant, Catholic
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N3602/0069A
  • 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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