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The Deployment of British Troops
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Text and Research: Fionnuala McKenna
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This section contains a Draft (v1) list of source material which will be used by the Project Team in producing the web pages on the deployment of British Army troops. It also contains a guide to other material which may be of use to researchers.



Barzilay, David. (1973) The British Army in Ulster, Volume 1. Belfast: Century Services Ltd.

Hamill, Desmond. (1985) Pig in the Middle: the Army in Northern Ireland, 1969-84. London: Methuen.

Stetler, Russell. (1970) The Battle of Bogside: the politics of violence in Northern Ireland. London: Sheed and Ward.


Journal Articles

Bayley, John and Loizos, Peter. (1969) 'Bogside off its knees', New Society, 21 August, pp.177-179.

Graham, James. (1969) 'Belfast's battle of the barricades', New Statesman, 19 September, pp.359-360.

n.a. (1969) 'The suicide game', The Economist, 16 August, pp.9-10.

n.a. (1969) 'Ulster: Peace is signed in Downing street and the B men go on', The Economist, 23 August, p.15.

n.a. (1969) 'Ulster: Nothing to do now but wait', The Economist, 23 August, pp.16-17.

n.a. (1969) 'Catholics, Protestants, B men, revolutionaries, barbed wire and gas - the Ulster story goes on', The Economist, 13 September, pp.20,22.

n.a. (1969) 'The barricades go up again in Derry', The Economist, 27 September, p.41.


PRONI Public Records

proni on cain Public records related to the Deployment of British Troops


Other Publications

Campaign for Social Justice in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland: the mailed fist: a record of army and police brutality from August 09 - November 09, 1971. Dungannon: Campaign for Social Justice in Northern Ireland, in collaboration with the Association for Legal Justice.

Dewar, Michael. (1985) The British Army in Northern Ireland. London: Arms and Armour.

Dunstan, Simon. (1984) The British Army in Northern Ireland. London: Arms and Armour.

O Dochartaigh, Niall. (1997) From Civil Rights to Armalites: Derry and the Birth of the Irish Troubles. Cork: Cork University Press.

n.a. (1969?) Battle of Bogside, [booklet of photographs]. Derry: The Bogside Republican Appeal Fund.



Glass, Rodney. (1995) 'The British Army in Northern Ireland and the lethal use of force: have the streets of Northern Ireland become the final courts of justice', MA Thesis (Peace Studies), University of Ulster, Magee College.


National Newspaper Articles

Hattersley, Roy. (1970) 'The growing difficulty of troops in Northern Ireland', The Guardian, 11 July, p.10.

Holland, Mary. (1969) 'What hope for peace in Ulster?', The Observer, 24 August, p.12.

Holland, Mary. (1969) 'Catholic mistrust of Army growing', The Observer, 5 October, p.2.

Kennedy, Dennis. (1969) 'Troops greeted by Bogside defenders', The Irish Times, 15 August, p.1.

Sunday Times Insight Team. (1969) 'March into chaos', The Sunday Times, 17 August, pp.11-13.

Urban, M. (1989) 'Bricks and brickbats for troops in Ulster', The Independent, 3 August, p.6.

Walsh, Dick. (1969) 'Emergency debate in Stormont: B Specials called up', The Irish Times, 14 August, p.5.

Whale, John. (1969) 'Ulster: must the troops stay twenty years?', The Sunday Times, 24 August, p.10.

White, David and Cooke, Kieran. (1989) 'Two decades of soldiers in the streets'. The Financial Times, 11 August, p.15.

Wilson, Andrew. (1969) 'British troops keep Belfast mob at bay', The Observer, 17 August, p.1.



The Army in Ulster - Men in the Middle (This Week series), London, Thames Television, 18 September, 1969.

Forever Divided? Northern Ireland, 1969-1989, UK, (90 mins.) 13 August, 1989.


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