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The trouble with Wikipedia

While trying to discover the age of Lt Col Derek Wilford (I have failed, thus far), I stumbled upon a page category in wikipedia called 'Massacres in Northern Ireland'. 

Not immediately recognising all of the named events, I have done some clicking through, and with one exception, all of the events are what might be termed Orange / British on Green. One might think that the Omagh bombing would rate as 'a massacre', what with 29 dead, but apparently not.

Perhaps I should join the select few and do a bit of editing.

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Blogger Obnoxio The Clown said... 10:28 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/northern_ireland/2000/bloody_sunday_inquiry/673039.stm says: "A 38-year-old lieutenant colonel in 1972", which would make him 76, if he's still around today.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:43 am

Cheers - I'd guessed he'd be 80-ish if still alive.  



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