20 June 1972- Ballyarnet,Co Derry- A secret meeting was held between the PIRA and British secretaries office to discuss a cease fire.
— ConflictNI (@ConflictNI) June 24, 2013
41 years ago this week, a Provisional IRA delegation consisting of a 23 year old Gerard Adams met representatives of the British Secretary of State on the outskirts of Derry city. Notes from the meeting detail Adams’ respectful approach to the British addressing them as “Sir”.
Their behaviour and attitude appeared to bear no relation to the indiscriminate campaigns of bombing and shooting in which they have been prominent leaders.
British propaganda or was Gerry just there to make the tay?