Northern Ireland in 1970s-1980s (50+ photos)



The aftermath of the 1987 Loughgall Ambush in Northern Ireland. In the IRA’s single greatest loss of life in the Troubles, 8 Republican militants were ambushed and killed by the SAS while attempting a bomb and gun attack on a police station.

British soldier on patrol with members of the Loyalist paramilitary the Ulster Defence Association, Belfast, 1972

British soldier hides behind a bush while a woman mows her lawn in Northern Ireland 1973 Photograph: Philip Jones

British troops guard a Protestant neighborhood during the Orange Day Parade in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 13, 1970