Bloody Sunday Essays

  • The Bloody Sunday

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    The Bloody Sunday On 30th January 1972, 13 Catholics were killed when soldiers of a British paratroop regiment opened fire during a civil rights march in Londonderry. The day became known as Bloody Sunday. Its impact led to a resurgence of violent opposition to the British presence in Northern Ireland. Although the details of what took place that day remain controversial, many of the basic facts are not disputed, 14 people had been killed etc. The demonstration was held in protest at

  • Bloody Sunday

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    Bloody Sunday The sequence of events known as "Bloody Sunday" has some very differing interpretations. The main two being those of the British paratroopers stationed in Northern Ireland at the time and the Catholics marching on the day and their families. Each side has stood firmly by their interpretations, but new evidence has led to some changes in opinion. The Catholics who were marching have remained adamant that they were fired on first. They believed that none of those shot had

  • The Bloody Sunday

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    The Bloody Sunday January 1972 has produced such different historical interpretations of what happened on bloody Sunday for a number of different reasons. The two big divides in what happened on that day are down to politics, religion and culture and the social society at that time in Ireland. As we know Ireland was facing many troubles politically and religiously, there seemed to be many marches and protests against the discriminate laws that persecuted the catholic people in Ireland

  • Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday

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    Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday There are lots of different views on Bloody Sunday about what actually happened on the 30th of January 1972. The arguments are all down to who shot first, the British Army or the IRA. The result of the shooting was that thirteen innocent people were killed. An inquiry was carried out by Lord Widgery, he criticised the shooting by the troops but the report accepted that the army was fired upon. This report did not please everyone and people thought

  • Different Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday

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    Different Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday On January 30th 1972, civil rights activists were involved in a protest march against internment through Londonderry. British paratroopers, who were deployed on the streets, shot and killed 13 of the marchers and wounded others. Many people have different views on what happened and why. The main conflicting views are those of the paratroopers and their supporters and the views of the marchers and the friends and family of those killed

  • The Impact of Bloody Sunday on Northern Ireland

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    The Impact of Bloody Sunday on Northern Ireland Bloody Sunday has made a very big impact on Irelandand events occurring there since 1972. According to Lord Widgery, the soldiers acted in self-defence, therefore it was not their fault and could not be blamed. Republicans were very annoyed by this verdict, so in 1998 a new inquiry was started called "The Saville Inquiry". The inquiry has so far cost £130m. The final cost will be in the region of £150m. An estimated £15 million of net

  • The Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972

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    The Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 Introduction ------------ The Bloody Sunday was undoubtedly a very traumatic event for the Irish people. Fourteen Irish men did not deserve to die and this was the most horrific attack that took place during the troubles. Feelings of bitterness between nationalists and unionists still last today because of it. The Irish people demanded an explanation on why Bloody Sunday happened and were given the Widgery Inquiry not long after the event. The result

  • Bloody Sunday

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    Leading up to Russia’s Bloody Sunday of 1905, the tsars had begun to reform Russia in an era known as the Age of Modernization. The reforms of this age set up the unrest of the masses leading to the event known as Bloody Sunday, the beginning of the failed Russian Revolution of 1905. These reforms brought with them poorer conditions for the already neglected working class, bringing on additional problems to the economic and social rut Russia found itself in due to the ongoing war with Japan in the

  • Bloody Sunday

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    Bloody Sunday The events that took place on Bloody Sunday, 30th January 1972 have been discussed frequently and certain aspects of the event highly debated. The events of the particular day were of significant influence in further procedures in N. Ireland an on other related events. The event began after an illegal march took place in the centre of Derry, N. Ireland; the police and government

  • Bloody Sunday

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    Bloody Sunday Troops were sent into Ireland in 1969, to sort out the troubles. Catholics in Derry’s bogside area built barricades to protect themselves in early 1969. They felt that they could expect no protection from the police. The situation continued to deteriorate in the following months, with some explosions, which damaged electricity and water supplies. The explosions were blamed on the IRA, but really were the work of the Ulster Protestants Volunteers (UPV), who were trying to

  • Analysis Of Sunday Bloody Sunday

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    The song ‘’Sunday Bloody Sunday’’ written by the Irish band U2 is really famous for having a strong political meaning and for being one of the most successful early work of the band. Released in … as part of the album ‘’War’’, not long after the ‘’Bloody Sunday’’ events which led to death of eighteen protesters who were demonstrating peacefully in order to get rid of the policies that were discriminating against/discriminatory policies imposed on Irish Catholics people specifically. To begin with

  • Analysis of the Movie Doctor Zhivago

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    people turn and run. Those unable to escape are killed or injured. In the movie, this event took place in Moscow, but it was representing “The Bloody Sunday Massacre” which took place in St Petersburg, January 22, 1905. Doctor Zhivago portrayed this event very well. They have the march during the winter of 1905, which is the actual time that the “Bloody Sunday” event took place. Also, both the people marching in the movie and the people marching in real life wanted the same things. They wanted bread

  • The Meaning of Bloody Sunday

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    The Meaning of Bloody Sunday Bloody Sunday was an incident of January 22, 1905 where unarmed demonstrators marched to the Winter Palace present a petition to the Czar. They were gunned down by Imperial guards in St. Petersburg. The event was organized by Father Gapon, a paid agent provocateur of the Okhranka, the Czarist internal secret police. Father George Gapon founded the Assembly of Russian Factory and Plant Workers, an authorized and police-sponsored organization designed to

  • The Effects of Bloody Sunday

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    The Effects of Bloody Sunday Bloody Sunday marked the day of a out lash of great hatred which burns strong even today. Bloody Sunday started when the Catholics started a march for civil rights; better housing and comparative costs for the housing as Protestants had better housing for the same rent as the Catholics did even when they had the worst housing. The march also focused on Interment, and the infringement on their rights because of that; Interment meant that the police could

  • Impact Of Bloody Sunday

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    have been fighting for civil rights for blacks in whites in the mid 1900’s. In fact, Bloody Sunday was probably one of the most important events to have an impact on history for civil rights. Everyday, people struggle to be treated equally and civil rights make it possible for everyone black or white to be treated equally. As a result of Bloody Sunday, this event helped blacks speak up and be heard. Blood Sunday had an impact on early struggle for civil rights by, 600 people got together and decided

  • Bloody Sunday Controversy Analysis

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    song that did so was Sunday Bloody Sunday it not only brought national but worldwide attention to the police brutality on Bloody Sunday. Bloody Sunday was and still is one of worst cases of police brutality in history. Bloody Sunday was a demonstration in Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland, on Sunday, January 30, 1972, by Roman Catholic civil rights supporters that turned violent when British opened fire, killing many people and injuring even more. The song Sunday Bloody Sunday is all about

  • An Analysis Of Bano's 'Bloody Sunday'

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    In the Bogside area of Derry, there was a tragic incident known as Bloody Sunday or the Bogside Massacre for sometimes. Twenty-eight unarmed civilians were shot down by equipped British soldiers when protesting internment without trial introduced to deal with the escalating level of violence peacefully.(Gillespie). As a reaction to the tragedy, Bano in an Irish band called U2 wrote a protest song called Sunday Bloody Sunday, in which he asked for the peaceful future without conflicts. Repeating

  • Bloody Sunday Research Paper

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    The unjustifiable actions undertaken by the British Army in the Bogside area of Derry City on Sunday the 30th of January 1972 and the predictably callous vindication of their activities bestowed via the Widgery Tribunal, have both had irrevocable and far reaching consequences for the evolution of the conflict in Ireland. Moreover, the impact of Bloody Sunday and the associated whitewashed investigation carried out by the British, cannot be underestimated in the growth of the Troubles. As a consequence

  • Bloody Sunday Research Paper

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    Bloody Sunday March 7, 1965, hundreds of people are waiting around Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama. The youth receiving instructions from Charles Mauldin on how to protect themselves when the police attack them. “Tear gas will not keep you from breathing. You may feel like you can’t breathe for awhile. Tear gas will not make you permanently blind. It may blind you temporarily. Do not rub your eyes.” Partridge, Elizabeth Marching For Freedom Scholastic Inc. 2009. All of this advice on how to avoid

  • Bloody Sunday Aggravated Tensions

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    According to the sources, the event of Bloody Sunday aggravated tensions between the Irish nationalist and British forces to a large extent. However, this event was not the first to aggravate tensions and many other smaller events, issues and factors which contributed to this aggravaProtestantted tension. Source A shows that pre1972 there were multiple events and mistreatments which led to hatred and mistrust between not only the Irish and the British nationalists, but also between the Irish and