British army soldiers patrol the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland (BBC)

British army soldiers patrol the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland (BBC)

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British Army troops patrol South Belfast, 1981. Photo: Rama / Wikimedia

British Army troops patrol South Belfast, 1981. Photo: Rama / Wikimedia

1974: British troops interrogate a couple outside Belfast’s Europa Hotel, which was known as the “most bombed hotel in the world” after suffering 28 bomb attacks during the Troubles. Photo: George Louis / Wikimedia

1974: British troops interrogate a couple outside Belfast’s Europa Hotel, which was known as the “most bombed hotel in the world” after suffering 28 bomb attacks during the Troubles. Photo: George Louis / Wikimedia

British troops on Falls Road, Belfast 1969

Five years that shaped the British military

armed police 1970's the troubles - Google Search

armed police 1970's the troubles - Google Search

armed police 1970's the troubles - Google Search

armed police 1970's the troubles - Google Search

Banner and graffiti on a building in a side street off the Shankill Road, Belfast, 1970. Photo: Fribbler / Wikimedia

Banner and graffiti on a building in a side street off the Shankill Road, Belfast, 1970. Photo: Fribbler / Wikimedia

London police react to the Balcombe Street Siege, when IRA members took a couple hostage in their apartment. Photo: Rob Baker

London police react to the Balcombe Street Siege, when IRA members took a couple hostage in their apartment. Photo: Rob Baker


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British army soldiers patrol the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland (BBC)

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Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles

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An old woman, a rosary dangling from her neck, clasps her hands on finding a British Army sharpshooter on her door step in Belfast’s market area as troops flushed out snipers barricaded in bakery in Northern Ireland capital on August 11, 1971. (AP Photo)

An old woman, a rosary dangling from her neck, clasps her hands on finding a British Army sharpshooter on her door step in Belfast’s market area as troops flushed out snipers barricaded in bakery in Northern Ireland capital on August 11, 1971. (AP Photo)

Member of the IRA, Ireland. The other side of Ireland; someone has to protect all those green fields and faeries. Nothing is free. Not even one's heritage.

Member of the IRA, Ireland. The other side of Ireland; someone has to protect all those green fields and faeries. Nothing is free. Not even one's heritage.

Images from the Belfast Telegraph Troubles Gallery. Belfast IRA man on patrol in West Belfast 1987 - Pacemaker

Images from the Belfast Telegraph Troubles Gallery. Belfast IRA man on patrol in West Belfast 1987 - Pacemaker

Troops of the Royal Ulster Constabulary enter the Catholic neighbourhood called Bogside in the Battle of the Bogside.Belfast, Northern Ireland ca. 1969 Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland August (1969) by Akihiko Okamura

Troops of the Royal Ulster Constabulary enter the Catholic neighbourhood called Bogside in the Battle of the Bogside.Belfast, Northern Ireland ca. 1969 Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland August (1969) by Akihiko Okamura

1972:  Armed British soldiers on patrol in Lisbon Street, Belfast, during the Official IRA's unconditional ceasefire

1972: Armed British soldiers on patrol in Lisbon Street, Belfast, during the Official IRA's unconditional ceasefire

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