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The Battle of Bogside

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Bogside, otherwise known as Free Derry, was established as a 'no-go' area in 1969. It was a response to the collapse of law and order after the regular police and the 'B' special force had rioted there, and subsequently with drawn their presence.

Since then a battle has raged on its borders - hardly a day has passed without violent action of some kind. The people of Bogside consistently resisted the entry of police or army, and in order to further their aims provided shelter for both wings of the IRA. Three years military incomprehension of their position has now created within the people of Free Derry a total commitment to republicanism.

Bogside is, however, completely open to unarmed visitors. In this book one man, a press photographer, has recorded his impressions of this remarkable place, over the three years of its existence. He has successfully captured the social misery, the sense of commitment and the violence. It is one man's view of a situation that for three years was unique in the Western world. But it is also a true picture because it shows what life really is like behind the barricades.

Name written inside front cover.

Penguin Books 1972.

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Author(s):
Clive Limpkin
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Penguin

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Bogside, otherwise known as Free Derry, was established as a 'no-go' area in 1969. It was a response to the collapse of law and order after the regular police and the 'B' special force had rioted there, and subsequently with drawn their presence.

Since then a battle has raged on its borders - hardly a day has passed without violent action of some kind. The people of Bogside consistently resisted the entry of police or army, and in order to further their aims provided shelter for both wings of the IRA. Three years military incomprehension of their position has now created within the people of Free Derry a total commitment to republicanism.

Bogside is, however, completely open to unarmed visitors. In this book one man, a press photographer, has recorded his impressions of this remarkable place, over the three years of its existence. He has successfully captured the social misery, the sense of commitment and the violence. It is one man's view of a situation that for three years was unique in the Western world. But it is also a true picture because it shows what life really is like behind the barricades.

Name written inside front cover.

Penguin Books 1972.

Author(s):
Clive Limpkin
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Penguin

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