NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1972
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(Studio) British Army claims to occupy every IRA (Irish Republican Army) stronghold in North Ireland, IRA sets off series of bombings on retaliation for destruction of barricades.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Londonderry, North Ireland) British Army moves on IRA (Irish Republican Army) strongholds at 4:00 a.m., to tear down barricades with tanks and armored bulldozers. Soldiers meet little resistance. At 9:45 a.m., however, 3 bombs explode, killing 6, wounding 29. (Belfast, North Ireland) Soldiers welcomed in Protestant neighborhoods. Their barricades were only a protest against Catholic ones. [Private Protestant army officer, Tom LITTLE - says show of force achieves nothing.]
REPORTER: Jack Paxton