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

A brief overview of the security forces active in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, written by Vincent Kearney.

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

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

On the False Parallel Between Gaza and Northern Ireland

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 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.

British troops on Falls Road, Belfast 1969

Five years that shaped the British military

British Army arrived on the streets of Ulster summer of 69 to restore order.

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, Photo: Fribbler / Wikimedia

armed police 1970's the troubles - Google Search

THE TROUBLES British troops of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders with armoured cars in the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland on routine patrol.

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.


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