BOBBY SANDS
"...So venceremos, beidh bua againn eigin lá eigin. Sealadaigh abú".
Replying To 
15th-Jun-2009 08:32 pm (UTC) - RIP Bobby Sands
Anonymous
Hiya, just came accross this page by accident to be honest but quite enjoyed reading everyone else's view!

I have read Bobby's book "One Day in My Life" and really enjoyed it. Some parts gave me shivers! I am currently reading "10 Men Dead" which is giving me a bit more information and I am enjoying learning all about the Republican Movement. My cousin (Padriag Pearse James Connolly Atkin!!) recently gave me a book called "5o Dead Men Walking" and assured me I wouldn't be able to put it down once I started. I am looking forward to that. Also to see the film.

I have also watched a few films but find it difficult as I get quite emotional and upset by some of the harsh treatment which they men suffered at the hands of the brits. Hunger in particular upset me. I couldn't finish watching The Wind That Shakes The Barley. I feel that H3: The Blanketmen's Story was very moving and powerful. If anyone is interested in watching films based on the Troubles I strongly recommend this one.

I have attended a fair few marches here in Glasgow, Bloody Sunday Rememberance, Doc's anniversary parade at Easter, St Patrick's Day etc. I am really looking forward to the Annual Hunger Strike Commemoration march in Bundoran this year in August.

I would like to ask, if anyone knows of any, which books would be best for me to read to learn more about 1916 and the Easter Rising. I feel that I have showed an interest in the 1981 Hunger Strike but would love to learn more about The Easter Rising. Any thoughts?

TAL, Sammy
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