Heres an interesting video from 1969 that shows the Nationalists talking about being under attack. Watch from about 2.30 minutes into it<quoted text>
Well,give us some numbers.
How many were they? Where? When?
I don't know any, and the media never reported any.
That's what pissed off most of the people on the mainland.
You loyalists started the trouble, and then our soldiers from mainland, who had nothing to do with it, where sent in Ulster to mop your shit and die for it!
We lost a lot of good men, so that wankers like Paisley and Robinson could gloat and play God Almighty.
Most British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland came back disgusted by the attitude of protestants, and in sympathy with the ordinary catholic population.
Had the catholic population been treated correctly and given their civil rights, there would never have been an uprising, and the IRA would never have existed.
It's you f*cking lot that created it!