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How many British soldiers died in the Northern conflict?

RasherHash

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So the British Army lost 763 men killed,
while the IRA lost 276 and according to wikipedia (citing a book called Provisional IRA (1988)) about 8000-10000 IRA members were imprisoned.

The Troubles was certainly special when realizing that the counter-insurgency forces were more willing to sacrifice their men than the guerilla force fighting them.
Maybe the main reason the IRA lost where the Vietcong and others succeded?
I think the whole point is not to lose men, in that sense the IRA won.
 


Robo

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If it did, the conflict would've ended then. It didn't. You don't carry out attacks like that on the Derryard checkpoint unless you've at least some military skill.
By the mid 70s the IRA had it's arse handed to it, what happened after that was what I described. Sitting around like a sexual predator who would await a vulnerable victim. Would you agree that predatory behaviour is dangerous, difficult to predict and stop, can be dressed up how ever you like, the IRA all but died on its feet while hiding behind the British legal system and screaming about human rights.
 

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By the mid 70s the IRA had it's arse handed to it, what happened after that was what I described. Sitting around like a sexual predator who would await a vulnerable victim. Would you agree that predatory behaviour is dangerous, difficult to predict and stop, can be dressed up how ever you like, the IRA all but died on its feet while hiding behind the British legal system and screaming about human rights.


Could you please post up some links to sport your claims.
 

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By the mid 70s the IRA had it's arse handed to it, what happened after that was what I described. Sitting around like a sexual predator who would await a vulnerable victim. Would you agree that predatory behaviour is dangerous, difficult to predict and stop, can be dressed up how ever you like, the IRA all but died on its feet while hiding behind the British legal system and screaming about human rights.
No, that's nonsense.
 

belcoo666

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By the mid 70s the IRA had it's arse handed to it, what happened after that was what I described. Sitting around like a sexual predator who would await a vulnerable victim. Would you agree that predatory behaviour is dangerous, difficult to predict and stop, can be dressed up how ever you like, the IRA all but died on its feet while hiding behind the British legal system and screaming about human rights.
Arse handed too :rolleyes: Funny thing is i remember a lot of little squaddies just like you screaming for mummy well into the 80 s and 90s .
 

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By the mid 70s the IRA had it's arse handed to it, what happened after that was what I described. Sitting around like a sexual predator who would await a vulnerable victim. Would you agree that predatory behaviour is dangerous, difficult to predict and stop, can be dressed up how ever you like, the IRA all but died on its feet while hiding behind the British legal system and screaming about human rights.
Nail on the head there.
 

bang bang

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By the mid 70s the IRA had it's arse handed to it, what happened after that was what I described. Sitting around like a sexual predator who would await a vulnerable victim. Would you agree that predatory behaviour is dangerous, difficult to predict and stop, can be dressed up how ever you like, the IRA all but died on its feet while hiding behind the British legal system and screaming about human rights.
You don't half spout some crap, you've a fertile imagination I'll give you that.
 

Robo

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Arse handed too :rolleyes: Funny thing is i remember a lot of little squaddies just like you screaming for mummy well into the 80 s and 90s .
I have no doubt they did, its a very common effect of a dieing soul in immense pain and disperse to scream for their mummy or their main care giver in child hood, its what normal people do. Who did Jean Mcconville or Lyra McKee cry out for?
 

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Arse handed too :rolleyes: Funny thing is i remember a lot of little squaddies just like you screaming for mummy well into the 80 s and 90s .
That's one of your more disgusting posts. Speaking about the death of any victim of the Troubles in those contemptuous terms is a very poor reflection on your humanity.
 

belcoo666

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That's one of your more disgusting posts. Speaking about the death of any victim of the Troubles in those contemptuous terms is a very poor reflection on your humanity.
Yes yes quite , War is never nice , well perhaps on your xbox .
 

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well as Northern Ireland still exists pira did not achieve its aim.
The British covering up deaths is right up there with provos being buried in secret graves in the south🤪. which certain units liked to claim
 

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likesfish

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Possibly the most stupid if urban myths " we totally killed ira gunmen in that firefight but the bodies were spirited away and buried secretly :rolleyes: "
Because Republicans never held public funerals or made any comment when a "volunteer" was shot and certainly never complained about how unlawful the shooting was even if the bloke was armed and shooting at people themself:rolleyes:
 

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By the mid 70s the IRA had it's arse handed to it, what happened after that was what I described. Sitting around like a sexual predator who would await a vulnerable victim. Would you agree that predatory behaviour is dangerous, difficult to predict and stop, can be dressed up how ever you like, the IRA all but died on its feet while hiding behind the British legal system and screaming about human rights.

Do you have any evidence to support your assertions?
 


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