Bloody Sunday

What year was Northern Ireland established?
1921
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The 1960s movement for inequalities was against the Catholic versus Protestant violence. In January of 1969, Catholic organised marchers were attacked by protestants, but were?
Battle of Burnthall at Bridge
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Who mainly made up the attackers at the battle of Burnthall at Bridge, making the Catholics feel very unsafe?
Off-duty police officers
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What event might be described as the start of a violent cycle?
The Battle of Bogside
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What did many Catholics turn to after feeling unsafe?
IRA
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The IRA split, many new young and more radical Catholics joined, what did the second group become known as?
The Provisional IRA
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Ireland could not cope with the escalating violence. Many Catholic areas became untouchable for Police. Who did the police turn to?
The British army
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What happened in 1971?
The policy of Internment was introduced
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It is thought that around 15000 marchers would march in 1972 on Bloody Sunday. But where we they to march to?
The Derry town centre
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The 1 PARA troops were stationed to divert the marchers. What casualties occurred during the march?
13 dead unarmed men, 17 injured
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After this a trial was held only 10 weeks later. What story did the troops maintain?
They were shot at first
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After bloody Sunday the IRA retaliated but how?
They attacked the 1 PARA base in Britain homeland and killed kitchen staff, a priest and a gardener
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After this the Widgery tribunal recieved over 700 witnesses but only a few were listened to, how many?
117 including doctors priests etc
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What was the overall conclusion of the trial?
no deaths would have occurred if the march had not taken place. Concluded each soldier had to react individually and quickly if they saw a gunman.
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The Saville enquiry of 1997 cost £200 million and took 12 years to reach a verdict but what was the verdict?
Tribunal confirms victims were innocent, and that British soldiers deliberately lied and attempted to cover up what happened.
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Who said this: "Some members of our armed forces acted wrongly, and the government take responsibility for the armed forces"
David Cameron
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The 1960s movement for inequalities was against the Catholic versus Protestant violence. In January of 1969, Catholic organised marchers were attacked by protestants, but were?

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Battle of Burnthall at Bridge

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What event might be described as the start of a violent cycle?

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What did many Catholics turn to after feeling unsafe?

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