#86 Bloody Friday

21st July 1972, Belfast. The IRA planted and exploded 22 bombs in 75 minutes, killing 9 people and injuring 130 others. This event was particularly chaotic die to the number of hoax calls that were made in order to confuse the security services.

This event was a direct response to the events of Bloody Sunday; the British Government replied with ‘Operation Motorman’ on 31st July 1972 aimed at entering and taking back the ‘no-go’areas of Derry/Londonderry and Belfast.

Listen: https://player.fm/series/talkback-1301526/bloody-friday

Published by blueTanso

Secondary English Teacher

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