The Petrol Bomber

The Petrol Bomber (HM1CLD)

Location: Londonderry, ON N9V 1W4 Derry
Country: United Kingdom
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N 54° 59.733', W 7° 19.632'

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For two days in August, 1969 local people resisted attempts by the Royal Ulster Constabulary to break down the barricades which they had erected to defend their community. The Battle of the Bogside ended when the British government sent in the Army. The mural depicts a young boy wearing a gas mask to protect himself from CS gas: he is holding a petrol bomb made from a milk bottle.

This was our first mural and thought to be our best. As soon as the three of us painted it we knew we had captured something of the spirit of the Bogside.
Year Placed1994
Placed ByThe Bogside Artists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 607013 N 6095575
Decimal Degrees54.99555000, -7.32720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 59.733', W 7° 19.632'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 59' 43.98" N, 7° 19' 37.92" W
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Area Code(s)304, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 B507, Londonderry ON N9V 1W4, GB
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