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Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry  

Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry $19.95 ex GST
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Sunday, 30 January 1972: Thirteen civil rights marchers are shot dead, and another thirteen wounded when British soldiers open fire during a civil rights march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. An inquiry by Lord Chief Justice Widgery – branded the Widgery Whitewash by many – suggested that the soldiers had been attacked first. There was a strong suspicion that some of the victims had fired weapons.

A sustained campaign by the families of the victims, and new material collected by the Irish government provoked a second inquiry in 1998. Since March 2000 the Saville Inquiry has heard evidence from over one thousand witnesses including civilians, military personnel, the media, experts, forensic scientists, politicians, civil servants, priests and members of the RUC. This play is a dramatic overview of some of the evidence.


Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-568-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

Author

Richard Norton-Taylor was educated at King's School in Canterbury, Oxford, and the College of Europe, Bruges. Since joining The Guardian in 1975 he has investigated official secrecy, behind-the-scenes decision-making in Government, and the activities of the security and intelligence services. His books include Whose Land Is It Anyway?, The Ponting Affair, Blacklist, The Inside Story of Political Vetting, and Aitken, t he Liar. His works for stage include Half the Picture, Nuremburg (published by Nick Hern Books), Srebrenica, Justifying War: Scenes from the Hutton Inquiry, The Colour of Justice and Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry, all three of which are published by Oberon Books.
 
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