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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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The Grand Old Duke of York?

It is a bit tangled isn’t it. I am not addressing the Epstein case (will do it later in the week when I buy some vitriol in the computer shop). But if you attack the Monarchy, its defenders say “ah … Continue reading

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