A Soldier's Impression of the Creggan, by Mick

Story Title: A Soldier's Impression of the Creggan

Collection: Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Organisation: An Crann / The Tree (organisation)

One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).

Mick, a former British soldier, gives his account of a tour of duty in the Creggan area of Derry, Northern Ireland in the early 1970s. also his renewed interest in Ireland during the peace process which led to a return trip, as a civilian, to the Creggan.

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Title
A Soldier's Impression of the Creggan, by Mick
Description
One of 69 contributors who gave personal accounts about the Northern Ireland conflict that were published in the book: 'Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles' (2000).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Publisher
Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Format
Text; pages 54-56 in the book.
Language
English
CAIN: Abstracts on Organisations: British Army
CAIN: Associated Site: Eamon Melaugh Photography: Photographs of the British Army in Creggan and Derry
CAIN: Extracts from Book: 'Creggan: more than a history', (2000)
Story Title
A Soldier's Impression of the Creggan
Story Available
Yes
Story Format
Text
Story Source
Story contained in the book:
An Crann / The Tree. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Interviewee Surname
Corbett
Interviewee Forename(s)
Mick
Interviewee Gender
Male
Occupation during conflict
British Army (BA) soldier
Status
Former member of British Army (BA), Security Forces
Story Abstract
Mick, a former British soldier, gives his account of a tour of duty in the Creggan area of Derry, Northern Ireland in the early 1970s. also his renewed interest in Ireland during the peace process which led to a return trip, as a civilian, to the Creggan.
Themes/Topics Mentioned
Armed Forces; Military Service
Dates Mentioned
1972 [1970s]
Places Mentioned
Creggan [Derry, Northern Ireland]
Organisations Mentioned
British Army (BA), Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Collection InformationShowHide

Title
Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles (collection)
Description
'Bear in Mind' is a book containing 84 stories related to 'the Troubles'
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Stories of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Publisher
An Crann / The Tree
Date
2000
Rights
Stories are copyright of the individual contributors (2000).
Format
Book
Language
English
Identifier
An Crann. (2000). Bear in Mind: Stories of the Troubles. Belfast: Lagan Press / An Crann The Tree.
ISBN 1 873687 13 3
Stories Collected
84

Organisation InformationShowHide

Title
An Crann / The Tree (organisation)
Description
"Founded in 1994, An Crann / The Tree was an arts-based, charitable organisation ‘dedicated to providing a space in which people can tell - and hear - the splintered, complex, often contradictory stories of the ‘Troubles’ as part of a process which contributes not only to the ethos of peace, healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, but also to building a more inclusive, rounded story of the conflict.’ [from organisational literature]." Kelly, G. (2005).
Creator
An Crann / The Tree
Subject
Personal Accounts / Story-Telling related to the Northern Ireland conflict.
Relation
CAIN Bibliography: List of An Crann publications
Date Formed
1994
Status
No longer exists (project ended in 2004?).
Work
Recording and Exhibiting Stories; story-telling.

Citation

An Crann / The Tree. (2000). A Soldier's Impression of the Creggan. Lagan Press, and An Crann / The Tree.
Accounts of the Conflict; Accessed: 30 November 2021 <http://accounts.ulster.ac.uk/repo24/items/show/2195>

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Bear in Mind (book details)


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