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April 19th, 2005

Sunday Bloody Sunday @ 06:39 pm

chelly2:
I'm currently feelin: curious curious

Hey everyone. I have a question.

I'm just wondering what exactly is Sunday Bloody Sunday about? I know it's anti-war/anti-violence (at least that's how I interpret it), but is there a particular event or war it's refering to?

If you could give me any information, I'd appreciate it. Thanks a bunch. :)
 
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From:zoostation
Date:April 19th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I learned about it here:
http://larkspirit.com/bloodysunday/
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From:intotheheart
Date:April 19th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
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On Sunday 30th January 1972, in defiance of a government ban, a large anti-internment march began in the Creggan and made its way towards the centre of Derry. Men of the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment opened fire and 14 men, seven of them under 19 years of age, were shot dead or mortally wounded. Three days later 30,000 people gathered in Dublin and burned down the British Embassy there.

(from bbc.co.uk, because they're far better at explaining it)
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From:rogue_writer
Date:April 19th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
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there have actually been several 'bloody sundays' - it's a common name for whenever there has been a struggle breaking out.

the one previously mentioned in the other posts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_%281972%29

and more prevalently:

one in dublin, 1920, where a massacre took place in croke park, dublin:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_%281920%29

st petersburg:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_%281905%29


far more, i think, it's influenced by the 1972 events in derry, and the 1920 event in dublin, and a cry for this kind of violence to end.
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From:intotheheart
Date:April 19th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I forgot to mention the 1920 one (I just did a research project on Ireland in WWI so it definitely came up.) I agree, though, I think the boys were probably more influenced by the '72 Bloody Sunday, since they were living then, although the buildup of violence was obviously there.
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From:rogue_writer
Date:April 19th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
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i think that it's impossible to say which would have influenced them more. the impact of derry would have been huge, but croke park i think was a huge thing.

although like i said, i think it was far more about the violence, and how it's not right. the ultimate divide of religion is the huge thing in the song.
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From:barbrocks
Date:April 19th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
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There was a movie made about it too called Bloody Sunday. It's a really good movie, worth watching.
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From:la_vation
Date:April 20th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
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Another movie about it Michael Collins is worth checking out. It's with Liam Neeson. The Croke Park 1920 Bloody Sunday is given a good chunk of time in this film.
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From:julylorelei
Date:April 20th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
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Indeed *nods* I really liked that movie.

Then again, any movie with hot men with accents in it is usually reason enough to watch ;)

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