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Mountbatten Assassination / Northern Ireland #265913

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 29, 1979
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(Studio) Ireland reported holding 2 men in connection with murder of Lord Mountbatten and others Monday; details given, include their mbrship, in IRA. Unprecedented reward put up by British government in case noted. Cancellation of Pope John Paul II's planned visit to North Ireland due to recent wave of violence announced; Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher's surprise visit to North Ireland to boost morale reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Belfast, North Ireland) Thatcher's visit to heartland of provisional wing of IRA, the border country of Ulster, featured; films shown. Thatcher's government reported beginning complete reassessment of security procedures in Ulster after Mountbatten assassination and bombing of British soldiers Monday Sectarian murder in past 24 hrs. considered possibly beginning of more by local authorities. Thatcher's walk through Belfast shopping dist. detailed, shown.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(Studio) Total number killed Monday by IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorists said making it "blackest" day for British since their occupation of North Ireland.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Belfast, North Ireland) [SOLDIER - briefs unit.] Psychological effect on soldiers here of Monday's slaughter of 18 British troops examined. [Commanding ofr. Major Mike MUMFORD - discusses initial reaction to killings.] Tactics taken by troops in effort to stay alive noted; details given. Films shown. [SOLDIER - says you just go out and do your job.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Reporter(s):
Kladstrup, Don;
Mudd, Roger;
Tunnell, Doug
Duration:
00:04:40

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