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A War of Children, Movie made for TV, 1972 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Ein Krieg der Kinder (Germany)

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dsl SX

2014-09-29 02:57


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Strange film accidentally discovered on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxgmPWF0uNQ - seems to be a made-for-US-TV drama filmed in Belfast and Dublin-pretending-to-be Belfast (which is understandable - it would have been difficult to stage things in Belfast without causing problems), plus some archive event footage. YT source means low quality, but on the other hand if someone had not posted it on YT it would probably have disappeared. Really bad scripting and direction - everyone keeps making socio-political speeches to explain who they are, the plot and set-pieces are full of wooden cliches, and Jenny Agutter struggles throughout to keep up an Oirish accent. But it's not a bland film - shows bombings, burnt-out housing, police beating up suspects, tar and feathering, army control etc. Interesting split in opinion in the imdb reviews - UK viewers laugh at its clunkiness and point out loads of errors, but US viewers found it very powerful, so - for its intended audience - it seems to have worked.

Buses - only 2 worth mentioning, and only really to show the mix of Belfast and Dublin filming from the liveries
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plus the plating apparently fitted inside Belfast buses
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- although nothing evident to protect the windows :??:

A truck from archive footage
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- BMC FE??

VdP 4-Litre hearse from archive footage
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Some old TVs
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electra225 IT

2014-09-29 07:20


I added the Fiat 500 F, rare in UK and IRL.

dsl SX

2014-09-29 12:33


I find a film with entries for Daimler, Humber and Alvis but they all turn out to be ugly army combat vehicles instead of glorious examples of British craftmanship.

billh35 EN

2017-02-13 12:57


Belfast buses never had interior plating - that image is not a Belfast bus but more probably a CIE RA from Dublin.

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