Manchester Bomb

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Details

Location

Manchester

Year

1996

Source

BBC NI

Format

Beta, video

colour

Length

01min 47sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

In June, 1996, the IRA exploded a bomb in a busy shopping district of Manchester, causing casualities and huge damage.

Notes

The Combined Loyalist Military Command (CLMC) speaking on behalf of all Loyalist paramilitary organisations, issued a statement which announced a ceasefire as from midnight on the 13 June 1996. But on Saturday 15 June 1996 the Irish Republican Army (IRA) exploded a bomb in Manchester, which destroyed a large part of the city centre and injured 200 people. The bomb was estimated to have contained one-and-a-half tonnes of home-made explosives. Although a warning of one hour and twenty minutes was received by a local television station injuries were still caused by the sheer scale of the explosion. In response to the Manchester bomb the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) announced that it was putting its members 'on alert'. Source: CAIN website http://cain.ulst.ac.uk

Shot List

Scenes in the aftermath of the IRA bombing of Manchester City. Interview with Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams; and Gary McMichael, Leader of the UDP.

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