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Decade Of Half Centenaries: Deaths April 1972

There were maybe 20 Troubles-related deaths in April 1972. British Army: Seven. Two were killed by the (Provisional) IRA and five (including four in Derry) were killed by the Official IRA. Ulster Defence Regiment. One man was found murdered at … Continue reading

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Decade of Half Centenaries: Deaths March 1972

There were as far as I understand 35 Troubles-related deaths in March 1972. As far as I can work out, four on duty British soldiers were killed. Ten members of the IRA were killed, some in premature explosions. Four members … Continue reading

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Decade Of Half Centenaries: Direct Rule

As I have said many times, the Decade of Half Centenaries is much more relevant than the so-called Decade of Centenaries that the Conflict Resolutionists obliged us to commemorate in a futile attempt to tell us that we have a … Continue reading

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Decade of Half Centenaries: Deaths February 1972.

There were 28 Troubles-related deaths in February 1972. As far as I can make out; Five British Army were killed by the (Provisional) IRA. Two off-duty members of the Ulster Defence Regiment were also killed by IRA. Seven members of … Continue reading

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Decade Of Half Centenaries: Deaths January 1972

We have had the Decade of Centenaries. It was little more than an attempt by (some) academics to help us “understand” the background of the Troubles (which began in 1969) thru seminal events like the Ulster Covenant, Easter Rising, First … Continue reading

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