Road to Bloody Sunday, The (How the Troubles in Northern Ireland Began)*

  • 1998 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs///
  • Untangles the events that led to the day in 1972 when 13 unarmed men and boys were shot to death by British soldiers. Focuses on the turbulent period from 1968 to 1972 and retraces the revolutionaries' footsteps; their marching routes, battlegrounds, churches and neighborhoods, and finally Bloody Sunday, January 30, 1972. Above all, it looks for the "whys" of the conflict. Was it civil rights? A religious war? How and when did "the troubles" begin? [Funded in part by the Jackson School of International Studies] (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (British Isles, History: British, Political Science: British, Religions: Christian, War and Peace)