Narrative Card #9: 1966 UVF Formed and Declare War

The Ulster Volunteer Force was a loyalist paramilitary organisation formed in 1966 by Gusty Spence, a former soldier. With the direct aim of maintaining Northern Ireland’s role as part of the United Kingdom, it saw itself as justified in eliminating the Irish Republican intention of bringing about a United Ireland through armed struggle; despite this,Continue reading “Narrative Card #9: 1966 UVF Formed and Declare War”

Bloody Sunday (Narrative Card #78)

78 Bloody SundayThis 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 4.10pmContinue reading “Bloody Sunday (Narrative Card #78)”

The Player’s Aid

Wow! These boys have been supportive from the very start. An integral part of this field of study.

“History shouldn’t be easy. History shouldn’t be pleasing” (Malcolm, 2021, p.33).

The Troubles is NOT a game. The Troubles IS an educational simulation. The Troubles has been designed for teaching the complex historical, political, social and economic narratives that interwove a significantly important and deeply sensitive period of the 20th Century; one which continues to have domestic and international ramifications. It has benefitted from international supportContinue reading ““History shouldn’t be easy. History shouldn’t be pleasing” (Malcolm, 2021, p.33).”

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