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Bloody Sunday
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Resources collected for GCSE coursework at Parkside Community Comprehensive School,
Crook, Co. Durham.
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1. Bloody Sunday

4. Reference

7. More websites

2. Tasks previously set

5. Inquiries

8. Pictures

3. Teaching aids

6. Eye witnesses

9. Videos clips


1. Bloody Sunday
When?30 January 1972
What happened?The army opened fire on a civil rights demonstration against internment in Londonderry and killed 13 demonstrators, mostly teenagers.
What is the dispute?*

Who fired first?

Did the army respond to IRA fire, or did the soldiers fire recklessly?

What do official enquires say?

1. A tribunal headed by a British judge, Lord Widgery, reported in April 1972 that it had great difficulty in reaching a definite conclusion about the events. In the report’s words the actions of some soldiers ‘bordered on the reckless’. The tribunal accepted that parts of the army believed they were being fired on, but stated that it was unlikely that most of those killed were ‘gunmen and bombers’.
2. The Saville enquiry, established in 1998 under another British Judge, Lord Saville, has yet to report.
Is there a Protestant/Unionist equivalent grievance? 'Bloody Friday’, 21 July 1972.
The IRA planted over twenty bombs in central Belfast and killed eleven people and injured 130.

*Most of the basic facts are agreed. What remains in dispute is whether or not the soldiers came under fire as they entered the area of Rossville Flats. The soldiers claimed to have come under sustained attack by gunfire and nail-bomb. None of the eyewitness accounts saw any gun or bomb being used by those who had been shot dead or wounded. No soldiers were injured in the operation, no guns or bombs were recovered at the scene of the killing.

 
2. Tasks previously set on Bloody Sunday

Textbooks

Colourpoint Books Timeline Activity

1. pdf version  2. PowerPoint

Tuxford School

1. Bloody Sunday  2. IRA

 
3. Teaching aids

Bloody Sunday (*uses video clips, requires Internet connection)
a. Starter: Who Shot First? *
b. Background: ’A Tragedy Waiting to Happen?*

c .Remembering Bloody Sunday

 
4. Reference

 

5. Inquiries

Widgery Report, 1972 

BBC: Short Critique of Widgery Report

Saville Inquiry: FAQ

http://www.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org

 

6. Eye witnesses

Reporters
Guardian: Simon WinchesterBBC: John Bierman
Others

BBC: Witnesses & Victims

Contemporary Witnesses (NICRA)

Saville Witnesses (Newspaper reports)

Saville Inquiry
http://www.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org/

 

7. More websites

Bloody Sunday Trust

http://www.bloodysundaytrust.org/
Bloody Sunday Trust Photo Archive
http://www.bloodysundaytrust.org/eduarchive.htm

Hidden Truths: Bloody Sunday, 1972
http://www.cmp.ucr.edu/exhibitions/hidden/default.html

 

8. Pictures

Bloody Sunday & background

Slideshow of jpg images (PowerPoint)

 

9. Video clips (wmv format)

Responses to events of August 1969

Catholic responses
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-2491616150348860730
Protestant responses
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-518458458107211855

Arms searches

Lower Falls, Belfast, 1970
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=4829471716049692286
Clonard, Belfast, 1971

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=5592953899154790723

Internment

Protestants demand internment, March 1971
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=1045484447691318844
Introduction
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-9601136114687418

Consequences
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=7169735558159217552

Ian Paisley Issues Protestant Warning, September 1971
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-1015418340058331423

Republican video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPz-Bee4RE0

Bloody Sunday

March & confrontation
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6105142505054549030
Aftermath
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-6011524456321799973
Father Daly interview
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-1520083688726792087
Lt-Colonel Wilford interview
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6363763681504545954
Protestant Reaction
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-5780777278154099928
Song: ‘Bloody Bloody Sunday’ (Republican video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tWOo7IxZLM

There seems to be no free version of 'Ordinary Sunday' by Athenrye on the Internet.

Trailer of Film ‘Bloody Sunday’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nesd7KtZEMk

Bloody Friday

Bloody Friday, 21 July 1972 (Documentary excerpt)

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=4360481116306649112

Bloody Friday, July 1972 (Loyalist video)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=f59_PO7fbxA