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In a moving testament to human resilience, the people of Northern Ireland and beyond speak of the very human impact the violence has had on their lives. Click on an audio icon to hear the clip.

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A man with Loyalist connections talks about his family's attitude to the Catholic community when he was growing up.

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An Ambulance Service Supervisor talks about the impact the Troubles had on his work and life.

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A former Prison Officer talks about the attack that left her permanently disabled at the age of 27.

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A Catholic woman talks about the change in her relationship with the Army when she was growing up.

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A man talks about the murder of his cousin on the day of his brother's wedding.
 

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A mother re-lives the St Valentine's day that she was shot while pregnant.
 

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A Catholic woman tells of taking over her dead mother's role at the age of nine.
 

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A Protestant woman talks about growing up in a mixed environment before everything changed and her friends were put out.

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An Irish man talks of the impact of the Birmingham bombs on attitudes towards Irish people in England.

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A Catholic woman talks of the impact that internment had on her family.
 

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A Protestant woman tells of a personal experience of friendship across the sectarian device.

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A widow talks of the death of her husband, shot in front of their home.
 

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A woman tells of the loss of four members of her family during the course of the Troubles.
 

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A PE teacher talks of the effect of the Troubles on school life and the lives of the young people.


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