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Troops of the Royal Scots Regiment demonstrate their Grantapault in Belfast, Northern Ireland in July 1970

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We’ve seen photographs of British troops in Northern Ireland. But we thought these pictures deserved their own post.

Troops of the Royal Scots Regiment demonstrate their Grantapault in Belfast, Northern Ireland in July 1970. It is a huge catapult named after its inventor, regimental Sergeant Major Alex Grant, unseen. It is used to fire CS gas over the heads of advancing rioters into a head wind. Rioters are then (in theory) caught between the gas behind them and the advancing troops at their front. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)

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