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    Default Footage of IRA allowing news crew at training camp? 1980s?

    Can anyone identify this video clip?

    It seems familiar. I'm sure I've seen it on republican propaganda footage.

    It includes a statement from "a representative of the General Headquarters Staff" of the IRA and mentions Thatcher.

    Does anyone know from which year the footage is from?

    Which TV network was allowed to accompany them?

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    This was filmed in Donegal, if I remember by a French company. The documentary i believe is called "War and peace in Ireland", and is the work of Art Mac Caig. Try google.
    In the extended version a bulky guy is seen carrying a general purpose machine gun, wearing a balaclava and combat gear.. A Ballybofey man was later arrested and charged with IRA membership. The evidence against him? He had the same gait, build and walk, as the guy in the video.!!!Unfeckinbelievable.
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    Default Re: Footage of IRA allowing news crew at training camp? 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by diy01
    Can anyone identify this video clip?

    It seems familiar. I'm sure I've seen it on republican propaganda footage.

    It includes a statement from "a representative of the General Headquarters Staff" of the IRA and mentions Thatcher.

    Does anyone know from which year the footage is from?

    Which TV network was allowed to accompany them?
    i reckon its shot in s tyrone / n ,monaghan area and the asu is the tyrone branch with kearney is doin the talkin. its from the mid 80's
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    Default Re: Footage of IRA allowing news crew at training camp? 1980

    A documentary on the IRA for French television.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogwarrior
    This was filmed in Donegal, if I remember by a French company. The documentary i believe is called "War and peace in Ireland", and is the work of Art Mac Caig. Try google.
    In the extended version a bulky guy is seen carrying a general purpose machine gun, wearing a balaclava and combat gear.. A Ballybofey man was later arrested and charged with IRA membership. The evidence against him? He had the same gait, build and walk, as the guy in the video.!!!Unfeckinbelievable.
    A bit like where the UDA guy forgot to take off his glasses while wearing the balaclava

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    is that the one when they are hookin up the motar?
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    Jane,

    What makes you think it was shot in South Tyrone or North Monaghan.

    Who is Kearney?

    Was this one of the only times the Provos allowed a film company get so up close and personal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cullyhanna_man
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogwarrior
    This was filmed in Donegal, if I remember by a French company. The documentary i believe is called "War and peace in Ireland", and is the work of Art Mac Caig. Try google.
    In the extended version a bulky guy is seen carrying a general purpose machine gun, wearing a balaclava and combat gear.. A Ballybofey man was later arrested and charged with IRA membership. The evidence against him? He had the same gait, build and walk, as the guy in the video.!!!Unfeckinbelievable.
    A bit like where the UDA guy forgot to take off his glasses while wearing the balaclava
    Not really. There are thousands of Donegal mountain-men types who would fit the brick house build of this Volunteer.
    As far as I know the UDA guy made two videotaped speeches on the same day. One with balaclava and one without, but both with the same theme, same voice and same glasses.
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    So it could be Donegal. Could be Tyrone or Monaghan.

    Either way, why would the IRA want to disclose the location? Or was it "leaked" by those who shot the footage?

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    I wouldn't listen to JanePaisley... one of these McCrea type figures who makes things up and presents it as fact... Willie Frazer is another of that sort.

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