Bloody Sunday By U2

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Sunday 30th of January 1972 was the day all of Ireland ran red with blood, the day of the ‘Bogside Massacre’! ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ by U2 is written about the events of the ‘Bogside Massacre’ or ‘Bloody Sunday’ as it is more commonly known.

‘Bloody Sunday’ happened on 30 January 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, a town in Northern Ireland. British Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment, also known as 1PARA, shot 26 unarmed civilians, 14 were killed. Many victims were shot fleeing from the fighting or trying to help the wounded. Bono and The Edge wrote this song to stop things like this ever happening again.

The members of U2 wrote ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ with specific people in mind:
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