UNSUNG HEROES - EPISODE 7: SANDS (Ireland)

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Program

: History
: Bernard George
: Les Films du Tambour de Soie/ Sara M/ Arte / Planète +
: 2016
: HD
: 1x26'
This episode belongs to the series : UNSUNG HEROES

Bobby Sands (1954-1981) - “Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.”

Sentenced to prison as a member of the IRA, Bobby Sands undertook a hunger strike to protest the denial of his status as a political prisoner. However, despite widespread support from public opinion, PM Margaret Thatcher refused to give in. Bobby Sands died on May 5, 1981, after 66 days without food. He became the symbol of Northern Ireland’s struggle for independence.

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