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The 1983 Maze Prison Escape

The Troubles Podcast

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Episode  ·  28:18  ·  Jun 2, 2020


Maze Prison was seen by many as Europe’s most secure prison. It was a prison within a detention centre within an army camp, and believed to be completely impenetrable by any one prisoner. That was until September in 1983, when the IRA successfully pulled off the largest prison escape in British and Irish History. A massive thank you to the following Patreons who helped make this episode possible: Brendan B, Jessica Riley, Matthew McGregor, Nick Kinsella, SalBee, Sandra Lawman and Wes Mills.Here's a link to my Patreon if you want to support the podcast:https://www.patreon.com/thetroublespodcastSHOW NOTES:Documentary about the escape:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJy5N-hCxWwAnother interesting documentaryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyCrhfYrWvgThatcher Speech where she discusses political status:https://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/104589Republican Magazine about the escape:https://issuu.com/anphoblacht/docs/iris-number-18Hennessy Inquiry in full:https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/hmso/hennessy/hennessy84.htm#chapter10Some good footage of Maze:https://www.rte.ie/archives/2018/0920/994978-maze-prison-escape/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4834164/advertisement

28m 18s  ·  Jun 2, 2020

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