Sunday January 30, 1972, Was A Landmark Date In The History Of Northern Ireland'S Londonderry, Better Known To Locals As "Derry, And The Struggle For Civil Rights In The Region. Scenes Of Violence And Civil Unrest Were Not Uncommon, But On This Sunday A Peaceful March Turned Into A Bloody Massacre. British Soldiers Instigated The Violence; Sending People Diving For Cover As They Stormed The Streets. Armed With High-Powered Military Weapons They Opened Fire On Civilians Men, Women And Children Alike. Fourteen Male Civilians Were Killed; Of These, Seven Were Teenagers. The Day Became Known As "Bloody Sunday" And Has Since Been Immortalised In Film And Song, Lest We Forget.
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Manny Man Does the Easter Rising in 8 minutes. It's a quick and easy way to get up to speed on what the Easter Rising was about, especially with the centenary in 2016! Of course it's eight minutes so not every single detail is in there but you get the general gist of what happened! Enjoy! Please share!
The story of the Easter Rising and how it changed public opinion when the leaders became martyrs when they were executed by the British forces.
Taken from the docunemtary series 'The Story of Ireland', you can watch it at the following link: