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Bloody Sunday: The Bogside Massacre

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Length: 46 pages28 minutes

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of Bloody Sunday in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Bloody Sunday. In January 1972, tensions between Catholic nationalists and Protestant unionists in Northern Ireland were at an all-time high. When a supposedly peaceful demonstration in the city of Derry turned violent, things were about to take a turn for the worse. Thirteen civilians were killed that day, and the truth would only come to light decades later.

In just 50 minutes you will:
   • Discover the full political backdrop of the Troubles, starting with the power given to the English monarch to rule over Ireland as early as the 12th century
   • Understand the growing tensions between Catholics and Protestants that led to the organisation of the demonstration and the British army’s paranoia and violence
   • Uncover the truth that was eventually discovered surrounding the day’s events and their heavy death toll

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