"Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men"

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS TV PAST

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Christmas with Irish troops on United Nations peacekeeping duties in the Holy Land.

  • Title
    Bells and Blue Berets
  • 1st Broadcast
    25/12/1966
  • Contributor
    John 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.

  • Information

    '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
  • 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)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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