The Aftermath of Riots in Northern Ireland, 1969

  • March 5, 2015
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Aftermath of riots between Catholics and the Ulster police, Northern Ireland, August 1969 

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August of 1969 saw the first British troops deployed in Northern Ireland to restore order after three days of rioting in the Bogside. The aftermath of what became known as The Battle of the Bogside is largely known as one of the first confrontations in what was to become “The Troubles”.