9 AUGUST

BRITISH ATTEMPT TO BUY HEGEMONY OVER PERSIA FAILS

[ 9 August 1919 ]

On 9 August 1919, after six months of secret negotiations between Sir Percy Cox, the acting British Minister in Tehran, and three leading Persian politicians, Prime Minister Vusuq ul-Dawleh, Foreign Minister Prince Farooz and Finance Minister, Sarem ul-Dawleh, the Anglo-Persian Agreement was announced.

SIX, INCLUDING PRIEST, SHOT DEAD BY BRITISH TROOPS IN WEST BELFAST

[ 9 August 1971 ]

Today in 1971, six civilians ranging in age from 19 to 50 years, including Hugh Mullan, a Catholic priest, and Joan Connolly, a 45 year old grandmother, were shot dead in West Belfast by soldiers of the Parachute Regiment during a mass round up of Catholic men on the Ballymurphy estate. Four more civilians were killed over the next thirty six hours.

ARMY ARRESTS HUNDREDS OF CATHOLICS UNDER “INTERMENT WITHOUT TRIAL” POWERS.

[ 9 August 1971 ]

On 9 August 1971, hundreds of British soldiers were deployed across Northern Ireland to arrest 342 Catholics as well as two protestants with suspected Republican sympathies, under new powers of ‘internment without trial.’1

FOOTNOTE

  1. Margaret Urwin, A State in Denial: British Collaboration with Loyalist Paramilitaries, Mercier Press, Cork, 2016, p. 29.

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