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FRONTLINE; Behind the Mask: the Ira and Sinn Fein


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Behind the Mask: the Ira and Sinn Fein
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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The most sophisticated guerrilla movement in the world, the Irish Republican Army (IRA), and its equally formidable political arm, Sinn Fein, have waged a bloody campaign in Northern Ireland for more than a quarter of a century. FRONTLINE traces the history of the IRA and Sinn Fein, examining their tactics, weapons and operational structures, and assesses the chances of a final resolution to one of the world's oldest and bloodiest conflicts.

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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Behind the Mask: the Ira and Sinn Fein,” 10/20/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8459E2AEDA7B44FCA680FE08D5B53629.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Behind the Mask: the Ira and Sinn Fein.” 10/20/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8459E2AEDA7B44FCA680FE08D5B53629>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Behind the Mask: the Ira and Sinn Fein. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8459E2AEDA7B44FCA680FE08D5B53629
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