…AND IRISH REPUBLICANS GOT VALUE FROM HIM AFTERWARDS.
We’ll be posting the contents of a letter marked ‘CONFIDENTIAL’, dated 4th May 1973, sent from one high-ranking British politician to another, in which ‘Bloody Sunday’ (1972) is referenced…// Munitions liberated from British Forces in Armagh in 1954 “will be used against them..”, according to the Republican Movement…// In Ireland, in the late 18th Century, a dispute over an army horse – ‘valued’ by the British at £5 – led to recriminations…
Ireland, 1998 : a 17-year-old girl was walking home one night in October when a group of loyalists drove past, called her a “fenian scumbag” and hurled a brick at her. Her forehead will bear the scars long after her fractured skull heals…// Ireland 1921 – the British military made use of this elderly man when he was alive, and the Republican Movement ‘made use’ of him after that…// This RIC man made such a name for himself, in 1921, that the British ‘Home Office’ had to involve themselves in spiriting him out of Ireland, for his own safety…// ‘Shoneenism’ in 1955 was as prevalent then as it is now…// And a six-part ‘Short Story’ piece.
Thanks for the visit, and for reading ; see ya on Wednesday, 4th May 2022, when all the above (and maybe more..!) will be expanded on!
Sharon and the team.