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Bloody Sunday (Narrative Card #78)

78 Bloody Sunday
This infamous incident sealed the fate of British Forces in Northern Ireland on 30th January 1972, when 13 Catholic civilians were shot dead by 1st Battalion Paratroopers, and 14 others were injured.

Occurring in Derry, a Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) march was underway during which time rioting began, and at 4.10pm around Rossville Flats, British Soldiers
opened fire, claiming to have simply responding to being fired upon by a sniper.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of this tragedy.

Published by blueTanso

Secondary English Teacher

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