Christmas with Irish troops on United Nations peacekeeping duties in the Holy Land.
- Title Bells and Blue Berets
- 1st Broadcast 25/12/1966
- ContributorJohn Skehan (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:05:45
- Material Type Video
- Clip title "Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men"
- Extended description
An extract from a special programme 'Bells and Blue Berets' looking at Christmas for Irish soldiers and their families who are serving with the United Nations. The RTÉ reporter John Skehan talks to Irish soldiers involved with United Nations peace keeping activities in the Holy Land and Jordan.
Christmas is a volatile time in the Middle East. John Skehan talks to three wives of soldiers who are all enjoying their experiences. The only disadvantage to living in Jordan, according to one wife Miriam Flanagan is the schooling . All have visited the holy sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
'Bells and Blue Berets' was a once off Christmas programme broadcast 25 December 1966.
- Local keywords United Nations, Peace keepers, Soldiers, Bethlehem, The Holy Land, Jérusalem, Church of All Nations, Miriam Flanagan, Gethsemene, Church of the Nativity
- Geographical coverage Jerulasalem, Bethlehem, Gethsemene
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1966
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier P75/00066
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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