A British soldier stands with his weapon as buildings burn around him, August 15, 1969, Battle of the Bogside, Derry, Northern Ireland [600x849]
A British soldier stands with his weapon as buildings burn around him August 15 1969 Battle of the Bogside Derry Northern Ireland [600x849]
How the the FN FAL took on the AK-47
Variations on the FN appeared all over the world and were heavily engage in brushfire wars of the late 20th century from the Malayan Emergency to the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya to the Rhodesian war to India vs. Pakistan conflicts and numerous Middle Eastern conflicts, where sand proved to be a major Achilles’ heel for the FN until measures were taken to protect its mechanism from jamming.
Ferrets In Service
Hope I get this right!! Matt was going to post these for me, but I know hes busy, so here goes. The first piccy is of 2nd troop, C sqn, 14/20th Kings Hussars, Belfast, 1970. detail a bit fuzzy, but you can pick out the cheese cutters welded to the turret tops.
Lower Falls Road Curfew N Ireland 1970 | Images4media
Soldiers are positioned all along this street. 197007030251d...The British Army imposed during July 3 & 4, 1970, a 34 hour curfew (except for a two hour break to allow shopping) in approximately 50 streets in the Lower Falls district of Belfast, N Ireland, UK. A military helicopter hovered overhead warning people they would be arrested if they remained on the streets. An army search during the curfew uncovered 100 firearms, 100 home-made bombs, 250 lbs of explosives, 21000 rounds of…
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTHERN IRELAND, 1969 - 2007
HU 98353. Soldiers of 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders man a barricade of Saxon armoured vehicles at the bottom of the Ardoyne Road during the sectarian stand-off at Holy Cross Primary School in Belfast on 10 September 2001
1981: IRA Hunger Striker Bobby Sands Elected To Westminster As MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone - Flashbak
ON April 10, 1981, IRA prisoner and hunger striker Bobby Sands was elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone. Bobby Sand's victory was the second time the voters of Fermanagh and South Tyrone had elected a republican prisoner as their MP. The first, Philip Clarke, in 1955, was disqualified because the law then did not allow convicts to take up political office...