NORTHERN IRELAND: You Can't Shoot Kids

The agony of Northern Ireland is generally dated from the sectarian riots of August 1969, when 300 British troops were airlifted in to restore order. Since then, by British army estimate, there have been 2,200 bomb explosions, an average of more than two a day, and 541 deaths. Ulstermen have had to accustom themselves to the surrealistic world of urban guerrilla warfare; violence has become almost as common as shepherd's pie, and assassination squads move through Belfast with ease. TIME Correspondent William Rademaekers cabled these impressions of a city that has in many ways become accustomed to horror. His report:


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