Talk:Bloody Sunday (1972)

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List of the dead[edit]

Is this really necessary? Didn't I read somewhere that only the most notable names should be kept unless it's a standalone list? SonofSetanta (talk) 17:03, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Whilst a list is merited, an article such as this will always receive an unmerited amount of republican bias and defence from sympathetic editors. Best thing to do is ensure that what is being claimed by the sources is actually in the sources, as no doubt some manipulation and word-play is in play. Mabuska (talk) 00:20, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
I agree. The article, as it stands, isn't written in a way which gives any dignity to the dead. SonofSetanta (talk) 08:40, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Only negative gunshot results mentioned in list of dead.[edit]

In the list of the dead, for those whom the gunshot residue tests turned up negative, it's mentioned. The positive results aren't. 92.1.37.91 (talk) 21:56, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

92.1.37.91 might give greater detail of the positive results. No British soldier was killed or injured, as far as I can see. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.180.152.221 (talk) 15:18, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Notable "Cheifly" because of the Paras did the shooting?[edit]

Last line of intro states:

"Bloody Sunday remains among the most significant events in the Troubles of Northern Ireland, chiefly because those who died were shot by the British army rather than paramilitaries, in full view of the public and the press."

Bloody Sunday had one of the highest death tolls of any single action. I don't think it is a "man bites dog" type of significance. 69.138.223.87 (talk) 22:39, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

William McKinney[edit]

According to most sources, William McKinney was not shot while stooping over the body of Gerald McKinney; he was shot at the same time as Quinn, Mahon and Wray in Glenfada Park prior to Gerald McKinney. Gerald McKinney and Gerald Donaghey were both shot in the same location afterwards with some sources stating the shot which hit Donaghey in the abdomen travelled through Gerry McKinney's body. Eamonn McCann's book clearly states William McKinney was shot while fleeing through Glenfada Park and before Gerry McKinney was shot in the same location, as do several online sources. One can be found here (check the text and the imagery indicating positions of wounded and fatalities). One more here.

I was considering adding the above references, plus McCann's book, to an adjustment to the circumstances surrounding William McKinney's death, but thought it more appropriate to place this info. on the talk page 1st.--Kieronoldham (talk) 23:08, 16 August 2014 (UTC)