NI Photos by John Benton Harris.

MrMemory

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A selection of photos by American journalist John Benton Harris from what looks like the early days of the British Army in NI. No captions I'm afraid.

Not being in or around then the uniforms in image 4 don't look right for the British Army. - Anyone?
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A selection of photos by American journalist John Benton Harris from what looks like the early days of the British Army in NI. No captions I'm afraid.

Not being in or around then the uniforms in image 3 don't look right for the British Army. - Anyone?
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Love the piss pot on the head.And the fact that the Paras will now also be hauled over the coals for using child soldiers,to add to the current woes. :rofl:Photo five should have the caption. 'Have You ever seen a naked man':oops:;)
 
Photo 4 has been reversed - the rifle ejection ports look like they are on the left. It has been changed that way because the composition reads better as we unconsciously read photos left to right.
 
Photo 4 has been reversed - the rifle ejection ports look like they are on the left. It has been changed that way because the composition reads better as we unconsciously read photos left to right.
Photos 3, 5, and 6 are reversed as well,the berets kinda give it away.
 
Photo 4 has been reversed - the rifle ejection ports look like they are on the left. It has been changed that way because the composition reads better as we unconsciously read photos left to right.
No proper journalist would flip a picture for aesthetic purposes- as has been seen, it can be all too obvious.
Probably an error.
 
photo 4 is gen so is the rest.
those battle bowlers were absolute cnuts to wear.especially with the heath robinson visors.
 
agreed ..the picture of wingnut with the compo specs and his mate with the jerry helmet made me laugh.
 
Wasn't He banging on about how He was a journo being silenced,as he was hustled of to chokey?
Ahh, cheers hadn’t heard that. I think he contributed to a couple of websites and self-published a book of some description. But I’d be surprised if he’d had any formal training. I think collapsing trials is a bit of a no no for grown-up reporters :) .
 

ugly

LE
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Photo 4 has been reversed - the rifle ejection ports look like they are on the left. It has been changed that way because the composition reads better as we unconsciously read photos left to right.
More than just number 4
 

Dalef65

Swinger

I didnt know where to put this so I put it here for you Gents to have a look.
You may have seen these before, but I was particularly intrigued with the photo at 3 Minutes 24 seconds..

Is that what it looks like, and the kid has snatched someones weapon and is trying to make off with it..?
 

I didnt know where to put this so I put it here for you Gents to have a look.
You may have seen these before, but I was particularly intrigued with the photo at 3 Minutes 24 seconds..

Is that what it looks like, and the kid has snatched someones weapon and is trying to make off with it..?
The photo you are referring to I think has been taken from the film '1971' which centred on that period in the Troubles.
 

Dalef65

Swinger
You may be right,although I have to say I have seen the film you refer to and I didn't recognize the still.
Thank you for the response though.

Cheers
 

I didnt know where to put this so I put it here for you Gents to have a look.
You may have seen these before, but I was particularly intrigued with the photo at 3 Minutes 24 seconds..

Is that what it looks like, and the kid has snatched someones weapon and is trying to make off with it..?
Couple of howlers in there. The female provo is going to have Her paw prints all over the fore grip of the armalite,despite the glove on the pistol grip. The 'tank' on the streets of Derry. And about 3.5 in. The RPG looks like a ply wood cut out.
 
You may be right,although I have to say I have seen the film you refer to and I didn't recognize the still.
Thank you for the response though.

Cheers
Yep, definitely from the film 1971. It's what kicks off the young soldiers separation from the rest of his squad. Watched it in Lisburn when I don't think there was a single person in the audience under 40.
 
The lids on the toms dont look right.
What struck me most was the "VCP" with guys in 70's combats and gear standing on a well worn yellow box junction. So the rest is horseshit.
 

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