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Northern Ireland #18895

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 15, 1972
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(S)Gunmen in North Ireland ambush 3 policemen. 1 killed, 2 injured. Elsewhere in North Ireland, 19 year old girl killed in bomb explosion.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(London, England) Fate of North Ireland will be decided by British Parliament. Govt. of Prime Min. Heath places faith in William Whitelaw to solve problem of North Ireland. Whitelaw gentleman farmer, devout Protestant. 600 killed in North Ireland, more than 300 since British took over job of restoring peace. [WHITELAW - says optimistic that problem can be solved.] Whitelaw called Willy Whitewash by opponents. 20,000 British troops in north only shield against Irish civil war.
REPORTER: George Watson

Reasoner, Harry;
Watson, George

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