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Balcombe Street Siege - Gunmen surrender

Title
Balcombe Street Siege - Gunmen surrender
Genre
News report
TX Date
Dec 1975
Year of production
1975
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Duration
00:02:16
Description
Jon Snow reports on the end of the Balcombe Street Siege (06/12 to 12/12/75), in which four IRA members had taken a flat’s two residents, John and Sheila Matthews, captive. Includes a detailed account of the action leading up to and including the gunmen surrendering.
Contributors
Jon Snow
Keywords
Northern Ireland; Terrorism; IRA; Hostages; Sieges; Sheila Matthews; John Matthews; Robert Mark; Balcombe Street

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