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Riots in Northern Ireland. Don McCullin simultaneously dodges a British Army Humber 'Pig' and the missiles being thrown by rioters in the Bogside, Londonderry.
Gelatin silver print
Imperial War Museum
Photograph © Clive Limpkin
In 1969, the British Army deployed to Northern Ireland in an attempt to control escalating sectarian violence. However violence escalated still further as troops became a target for both sides. Don McCullin was particularly drawn to the street fighting. Seeking as ever to be at the centre of events, he himself became a target for both sides.
This image was included in the exhibition "Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin" at the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, UK (6 February to 13 June 2010). This photograph by Clive Limpkin is on public display for the first time in the exhibition.