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Northern Ireland #22179

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 03, 1972
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(Studio) British Army demolitions expert killed in explosion while trying to defuse bomb. Death toll in 3 years now 492. In London, England, Parliament is told referendum in Ulster will he held to determine if they want to remain part of United Kingdom or join Irish Republic. British want Ireland problem solved as much as Americans want peace in Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Belfast, North Ireland) British Army takes over places like Catholic school during occupation. Residents thus lose recreational and other facilities. Britain pulls out 1/3 forces from Germany to serve in North Ireland, at time when she fears United States will cut NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) commitment.
REPORTER: Jerry King

King, Jerry;
Reasoner, Harry

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