The first edition of this book didn’t deal with Bloody Sunday at length. The events of the day had been dealt with in detail elsewhere, most notably in Eamonn McCann’s Bloody Sunday in Derry: What Really Happened, in which he made a devastating critique of the Widgery report.1 It didn’t seem necessary to add to that. But although Bloody Sunday was only dealt with briefly it was in a sense what the book was all about. How had violence gradually escalated to the point at which 13 unarmed civilians could be shot dead by British soldiers in Derry in the middle of a Sunday afternoon?
KeywordsCity Centre Security Force British Government Violent Confrontation British Army
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