NORTHERN IRELAND: The Word Is Dastardly

WE WANT OUR HOMES, WE WANT

PEACE, proclaimed the banner at the head of the procession. The marchers were 3,000 war-weary Catholics from the Lenadoon Avenue district of West Belfast. After the two-week-old cease-fire broke down, Lenadoon Avenue became a no man's land between British troops and I.R.A. guerrillas. The marchers, blankets and belongings in hand, had finally decided to evacuate their homes and bed down in nearby public schools until the fighting eased. Long before they had a chance to consider returning home, all talk of peace was shattered by the worst...

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