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Bloody Sunday: ‘The White Handkerchief contained the blood and tears of innocence’

In the first of a series of special reports, Garrett Hargan talks to the director of The White Handkerchief’, about the story behind it, and how the writer of the play will not get to see it on stage

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Bishop Edward Daly waving the white handkerchief, flanked by men carrying the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jackie Duddy. Credit: Stanley Matchett

Bishop Edward Daly waving the white handkerchief, flanked by men carrying the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jackie Duddy. Credit: Stanley Matchett

Bloody Sunday victim Jackie Duddy, and Julieann Campbell, award-winning author and poet

Bloody Sunday victim Jackie Duddy, and Julieann Campbell, award-winning author and poet

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Bishop Edward Daly waving the white handkerchief, flanked by men carrying the lifeless body of 17-year-old Jackie Duddy. Credit: Stanley Matchett

The pinnacle of a life’s work for revered Derry writer Liam Campbell will premiere on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, but sadly he will not bear witness to what is sure to be a deeply moving performance.


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