IRA Ceasefire ends

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Details

Location

Belfast, London

Year

1996

Source

BBC NI

Format

Beta, video

colour

Length

01min 36sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

On Feb 9th 1996, the IRA exploded a massive bomb in the heart of London. It was followed by a statement detailing the end of their ceasefire.

Notes

Friday 9 February 1996. The Irish Republican Army (IRA) exploded a large bomb at South Quay in the Docklands area of London. The lorry bomb killed two people, injured many more, caused millions of pounds worth of damage, and marked the end of the IRA ceasefire after 17 months and 9 days. A statement had been issued by the IRA one hour before the explosion occurred at 7.01pm. Source: CAIN website http://cain.ulst.ac.uk

Shot List

IRA Statement is printed on-screen. Shots of a quiet Belfast at night. Interview with eye-witness in Isle of Dogs, London. Shots of cars on Belfast's streets on the day of the original ceasefire. Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams is seen in an earlier interview in which he says 'They haven't gone away, you know'.

Credits

Reporter - Darragh MacIntyre

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