The World: Northern Ireland: Deepening Bitterness

As a Good Humor truck jingled incongruously in the street outside, a leader of the Irish Republican Army hunched over a table in a small brick house in Belfast last week and described the battle plans of his illegal organization. "We're not strong enough for a victory like that of the Allies in Europe," he said quietly, "but we can make it so expensive that the British will have to cut their losses and run."

The following night, masked men burst into a Catholic home in Belfast's Ballymurphy area where two British troopers, on leave...

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