burnedshoes:

© Chris Steele-Perkins, 1978, Falls road, Catholic West Belfast, Northern Ireland

Hijacked vehicle burns tin the background marking the anniversary of the British Policy of internment without trial.

Northern Ireland had been left relatively prosperous by World War Two. War production had favoured its heavy industries, with the boom continuing into the 1950s. But by the 1960s, as elsewhere in Britain, these were in decline. (…)

Violence finally erupted in 1966 following the twin 50th anniversaries of the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising - touchstones for Protestant and Catholic communities respectively. (read more)

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    Granny with the balls of steel
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