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CLIP 11464

The boy in the mural

The boy in the mural

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Key Info
  • The boy in the mural
  • Duration: 02:18
  • The famous mural at the entrance to the Bogside area of Derry is world famous. It shows a young boy, Paddy Coyle, in a gas mask. Paddy, now aged 42, explains why he got involved in the demonstrations and violence and his experiences of the riots. He also talks about his hopes for the future of Northern Ireland. Taken from The Faces of the Troubles, first broadcast in 1998.
  • Subject:



    Northern Ireland in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: Londonderry, Derry, Civil rights, Nationalist, RUC, police, CS gas, gas mask, mural, Paddy Coyle, bogside
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to debate this statement: Paddy Coyle was an eyewitness so his account must be accurate about what was happening in Northern relands in the late 1960s.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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