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Belfast, Belfast City Hall, Bombay Street, Donegall Place
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James Callaghan, the Labour Home Secretary and Prime Minister from 1976 to 1979 visits riot streets of Belfast.
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.
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.