NORTHERN IRELAND: Sooner or Later--All

In the poisonous atmosphere of Northern Ireland, life is particularly precarious for those in "mixed" Protestant-Catholic marriages. Many such families have been hounded by terrorists bent on enforcing strict segregation. Last week one "mixed" family lost its fifth member in the past 18 months.

John Hamilton, 46, was a Belfast Protestant working among fellow Protestants in the hard, exclusive domain of the shipyards. The father of one child, he lived a politically uneventful life with his wife Lily, who happens to be a Catholic. Two of their relatives were also stained by mixed marriages. That, apparently, was more than enough...

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