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Northern Ireland: An Agony Continued: The British Army and the Troubles 1980–83

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Northern Ireland: An Agony Continued: The British Army and the Troubles 1980–83

Northern Ireland: An Agony Continued: The British Army and the Troubles 1980–83 by Ken Wharton
English | May 19th, 2015 | ISBN: 191029439X | 448 pages | EPUB | 36.11 MB

This book is called ‘An Agony Continued’ because it was simply that: an agony. It was an agony which commenced at the end of the 1960s and as the new decade of the 80s arrived, so the pain, the grief, the loss and the economic destruction of Northern Ireland continued. Little did any of us know at the time, but it was to do so for almost a further two decades.

Between January 1980 and December 1989, around 1,000 people died; many were soldiers and policemen; some were Prison Officers; some were paramilitaries; and some were innocent civilians. The Provisional IRA (PIRA) and their slightly more psychopathic cousins in the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) would continue to kill innocent civilians by the score during this decade. Across the sectarian divide the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) and the equally vicious Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) would continue to slaughter Catholics in streets, in pubs and in restaurants.

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