Talks fail to bring about a resolution to three days of violence and the British army is sent into Derry.

Although the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association say the people of Derry are willing to come to a truce, time runs out and the British Army is deployed. Frank Gogarty of the NICRA speaks about the present situation in the North.

Now the old Irish question has been brought up again, it was postponed, deferred, fifty years ago, now it is very much a thing of the moment.

He welcomes An Taoiseach Jack Lynch's broadcast to the nation as it gave the people of Derry hope. 

A NICRA deputation went to Stormont and met with the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Home Affairs John Taylor.

People in Derry from sheer exhaustion were willing to come to a truce.

There was every chance of a truce being arranged but they were rebuffed.

Time ran out, the Stormont authorities equivocated and it was too late.

At 5:15 pm British Army units moved into Derry. The deployed troops set up barricades in the streets.

Soldiers dressed in full combat gear place barbed-wire fencing across the entrance to certain streets. Many of the police officers are wearing face masks.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 August 1969. The reporter is Kevin Healy.