PROVO'S BLAST ARMY
Read the newspaper headlines on Wednesday 29th August
The I.R.A. continued their Murder campaign with a bomb
attack on 24 British Army bandsmen yesterday.
Their violence spread to Brussels where an explosion
wrecked the stage on which the band of the 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's
Royal Regiment was about to give a concert.
It was only luck that saved the bandsmen. They had just
left the temporary stage in the city's Grand Place to put on their red
dress uniforms when the bomb went off.
The stage was wrecked and their instruments left in a
mangled mess, but only two of the soldiers were slightly hurt.
Eight tourists waiting to hear the band play as part of
the Brussels Millennium celebrations also had minor injuries.
Within minutes of the blast, a man rang the office of
Pierre Halterman, Mayor of Brussels, saying the I.R.A. were responsible.