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Mountbatten Assassination / Northern Ireland Conflict #506089

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 30, 1979
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(Studio) Dublin arraignment of 2 men chgd. in murder of Mountbatten and return of Mountbatten's body along with 3 others reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Eastleigh, England) Details of arrest of alleged IRA (Irish Republican Army) mbrs., prior to assassination, given; films shown. Return of bodies of Mountbatten, his grandson and Dowager Lady Brabourne to England reported; films shown. Prince Charles and Prince Philip mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Studio) Incr. of British police force in North Ireland reported coming in wake of recent 22 murders; violence at soccer game involving Protestant team from North Ireland and Catholic team from Irish Republic said predictable.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Belfast, North Ireland) Details of riot given; films shown. Ulster Defense Association, a Protestant para-mil. organization, reported having hand in riot. [Defense Association spokesperson Sam DUDDY - comments.] Present situation in Belfast outlined; films shown. Possibility that recent IRA (Irish Republican Army) attacks are designed to provoke Protestant backlash discussed; Pope John Paul II's upcoming visit to Ireland mentioned.
REPORTER: Keith Miller

Brinkley, David;
Mallory, Steve;
Miller, Keith

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