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CLIP 11504

Young people and the Troubles

Young people and the Troubles

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Key Info
  • Young people and the Troubles
  • Duration: 04:12
  • Sixth form students interviewed in 1984, comment on a range of issues including violence in Northern Ireland. Some support Sinn Fein but they show an interesting attitude towards IRA violence in that they do not condone it but they also understand why the IRA uses violent methods. This clip was taken from Brass Tacks: The Armalite and the Ballot paper first transmitted in 1984. Taken from Brass Tacks, first broadcast in 1984.
  • Credits: name of the school if we can find it out? 26 years ago now.
  • Subject:



    Northern Ireland in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: youth, Sinn Fein, violence, IRA, policy
Ideas for use in class
  • Which of the following issues does this clip tell you most about: attitudes of young people; the effects of British policy; whether violence was justified?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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