The Ballymurphy Massacre

The Troubles Podcast

May 18 2021 • 33 mins

It’s August 9th, 1971 in Northern Ireland. The British Army had just launched Operation Demetrius, which was an operation aimed at completely smashing the IRA. Ultimately, the operation was a complete failure, and, in the district of Ballymurphy in Belfast, 11 people would lose their lives at the hand of British soldiers. But it would be almost 50 years later, that the families of the victims would ever get some sort of closure. This is the story of the Ballymurphy massacre.