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Derry-Londonderry in Derry And Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom — Northwestern Europe (the British Isles)
 

Motorman

 
 
Motorman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Motorman Marker
Inscription.  

Free Derry ended at 4am on 30th July 1972 when thousands of British troops in tanks and armoured cars invaded the Bogside and Creggan 'no-go' areas. During Operation Motorman, they tore down the barricades with bulldozers. The Artists chose the image of a soldier battering down a door to express the sheer ferocity of the onslaught. With its contrasting light and shadow, the mural becomes a powerful statement against war.

Our work commemorates the real price paid by a naïve and innocent people for simple democratic rights.
 
Erected 2001 by The Bogside Artists.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsDisastersGovernment & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1972.
 
Location. 54° 59.798′ N, 7° 19.571′ W. Marker is in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in Derry And Strabane. Marker is at the intersection of Rossville Street (B527) and Fahan Street (B507), on the left when traveling north on Rossville Street (B527). Mural is on a
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Glenfada Park building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 9HH, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. H Block Hunger Strike Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloody Sunday (within shouting distance of this marker); IRA Volunteers Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bloody Sunday (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peace Process (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bloody Sunday (about 90 meters away); Free Derry Corner (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Derry-Londonderry.
 
Also see . . .
1. No-go Areas and Operation Motorman. (Submitted on January 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Operation Motorman, 31 July 1972. (Submitted on January 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Bogside Artists and Their Murals. (Submitted on January 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Motorman Murals and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Motorman Murals and Marker
Motorman Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. Motorman Mural
Motorman Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
4. Motorman Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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