Veteran British journalists Peter Pringle and Philip Jacobson
Veteran British journalists Peter Pringle and Philip Jacobson. Theyve just collaborated on the new book Those Are Real Bullets: Bloody Sunday, Derry 1972 (Grove Press) about the day thirty years ago when British paratroopers shot 27 unarmed Irish Catholic demonstrators in Derry, Northern Ireland, killing thirteen of them, wounding fourteen. Five were shot in the back. Since then the day has been known as –Bloody Sunday.— After a formal inquiry the British soldiers were exonerated. Pringle and Jacobson covered the massacre for the Sunday Times, conducting interviews in the days following. For their new book they re-examine the event and the days leading up to it, using formerly classified documents by the British government.