The World: Northern Ireland: Violent Jubilee

DOHERTY, August 10, 1971, shot by British army. Edward, beloved husband of Marie, rest in peace. Mary, Queen of Ireland, pray for him.

AFTER four days and nights of guerrilla warfare, a ghostly stillness settled over Northern Ireland. But the rubble, the occasional curls of smoke and the death notices in the newspapers remained as hideous reminders of the worst outbreak of civil strife in the 50 years since the partition of Ireland. In its brief span, the fighting claimed the lives of 25 men and women, including three of the 12,500 British troops...

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