The British Army: August 1969–April 1970
British troops had been on the streets of Derry for only four days when the army GOC in Northern Ireland, Lt Gen Sir Ian Freeland, said that he suspected that the ‘honeymoon’ period would be short-lived, that it had probably already reached its peak and that the army could soon become an object of both Protestant and Catholic hostility.
KeywordsCity Centre Independent Organisation Unionist Government Military Police Republican Movement
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