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In Pictures: The Troubles

In the midst of devastating conflict and violence, the people of Northern Ireland still carried on – even as rubble, fire and bullets rained down around them

GROWING UP WITH THE TROUBLES

CIVIL STRIFE A young boy speaks calmly with a British soldier in Belfast, taking shelter behind a burnt-out car. In many cases, children found themselves in harm’s way.
BRUNO BARBEY/MAGNUM PHOTOS X1, REX/SHUTTERSTOCK X1, TOPFOTO X3

AT A GLANCE

Northern Ireland had been a hotbed of pressure ever since it was separated from the Irish Free State in 1922. Seeking to stay that way, the largely Protestant Unionists (or Loyalists) swore allegiance to the United Kingdom. On the other side were the Republicans, who wished to reunite with Catholic Ireland. The split between the two groups divided the province of Ulster down the middle, and society became deeply segregated.

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Follow the rise and fall of France's most infamous dictator, Napoleon, all the way from emperor to exile. Also inside, celebrate 200 years of Jane Austen and discover what life was really like for Ancient Greeks living in Sparta, the civilisation's most brutal city-state. We've also lined up ten of the greatest partnerships in history, from Marks and Spencer to Rolls and Royce, plus meet the man who inspired 007 – Elizabeth I's forgotten spy, John Dee.
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