× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Northern Ireland Conflict / IRA Weapons #41834

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) March held in Londonderry.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Londonderry, North Ireland) March held to commemorate bloody Sunday in `72 when 13 killed in clash with British soldiers. During wreath-laying ceremony, 100's youths set fire to buses and bldgs. in Catholic district and throw objects at British checkpoints. Soldiers break up riot.
REPORTER: Harrt Reasoner

(Studio) Britain says most IRA (Irish Republican Army) weapons obtained from US.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(N. Ireland) British soldiers move by helicopter in South Armagh to avoid being IRA targets. Area is Republican; police need army escort to walk down sts. in towns like Newry. Army policy of reacting to violence rptdly. reason for heavy losses. Army, Britain and Ireland claim most IRA (Irish Republican Army) weapons bought in United States with money donated by Americans 11 Protestants massacred on January 5 with American weapons. [Premier Harold WILSON - cites number of North Irish deaths. No doubt that American financing and supply responsible for 85% of aid.] Most weapons smuggled into North Ireland by British ports. IRA (Irish Republican Army) bombrunner, James Kelley, recently received prison sentence. IRA (Irish Republican Army) members who surrendered in December after siege were carrying American weapons. IRA (Irish Republican Army) trying to force British pullout from Ulster which is step towards united Ireland. Terrorism postpones united Ireland.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Report on United States IRA (Irish Republican Army) sympathizers Tuesday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Brown, Hilary;
Reasoner, Harry

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.