James Callaghan visits riot streets of Belfast

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Details

Location

Belfast, Belfast City Hall, Bombay Street, Donegall Place

Year

1969

Source

British Pathe

Format

35mm

black and white

Length

56sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Pathé

Rights Holder

British Pathé

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Description

James Callaghan, the Labour Home Secretary and Prime Minister from 1976 to 1979 visits riot streets of Belfast.

Notes

In August 1969, James Callaghan was involved, with PM Harold Wilson, in the decision to send troops to NI to support the RUC. At the end of August 1969, he visited Northern Ireland for talks with the Stormont Government.

Shot List

General view Donegall Place looking towards City Hall. View of bustling shopping street. Close up street name, 'Bombay Street'. General view. Pan of wrecked houses. Short view. Pan more houses. Close up wrecked house. Short view wrecked vehicles. Close up pan of wrecked house. General view mass of people around Callaghan. Short view. Ditto. Close up British soldiers in street. Close up soldier talking to Callaghan. General view Street littered with debris. Pan to wrecked house. Short view mass of people towards camera around Callaghan. Close up Callaghan walking in the crowd. Source: British Universities Newsreel Project Database.

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