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Apologies for my poor eyesight.  I tried in vain to find an image of the original iconic photograph of Father Edwarde Daly holding up a white handkerchief whilst leading a small group carrying a wounded civilian to hoped for safety although Of course there was no Paratrooper in that picture - they were firing from cover some distance away.  I assumed that the armed figure was a depiction of the IRA protecting the civilians - which of course never happened - but neither was their a paratrooper standing there in a protective mode.

So the artistic licence invoked by the mural painter doesn't quite work for me either way - there was no one with a gun standing to provide cover for the wounded - and the attempt to use the mural to show a paratrooper stamping on civil rights ends up giving a misleading impression that he was standing with the civilians.

I will amend the diary to avoid further confusion.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jun 16th, 2010 at 06:45:13 AM EST
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