Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

Truth, Lies and the Saville Inquiry

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"One hundred and eight rounds of bullets. Fourteen dead. Fourteen wounded. Two sides to a story and a four-decade search for the truth ... It was meant to be a peaceful march. But on the afternoon of 30 January 1972 in the city of Derry a riot started. The army went in and firing began. 'Bloody Sunday' became a catalyst for three more decades of violence. In 1998 a new inquiry was ordered. It took thirteen years. This book tells what happened when victims, soldiers, spies, politicians and paramilitaries finally appeared on the witness stand. It is about thye search for truth, the hope of reconciliation and the people who still stand in its way."--Back cover.
"Bloody Sunday was the worst massacre of British citizens by British troops since Peterloo in 1819 - a potent distillation of the rage and anguish of a bitter conflict that spanned decades and claimed three and a half thousand lives. From the moment the rattle of gunfire ceased, the horrors of that day were the subject of bitter dispute by all involved, picked apart and scrutinised by two legal inquiries. In 2002, when the Saville Inquiry transferred from Derry to London, author Douglas Murray began attending daily to hear first-hand the testimony of the soldiers and members of the IRA who had been there that ... day. What he discovered was a ... story of ordinary people thrown into the most terrible of situations, a story not only more straightforward than the British army would like to admit, but more complex than the IRA has always claimed. ..."--Book jacket.
Publisher: London : Biteback, 2011
Description: 338 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781849541497
1849541493
Branch Call Number: 941.621082 Mur

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