Motorman (HM1COG)

Location: Londonderry, IN BT48 9DR Derry
Country: United Kingdom

N 54° 59.798', W 7° 19.571'

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Free Derry ended at 4am on 30th July 1972 when thousands of British troops in tanks and armoured cars invaded the Bogside and Creggan 'no-go' areas. During Operation Motorman, they tore down the barricades with bulldozers. The Artists chose the image of a soldier battering down a door to express the sheer ferocity of the onslaught. With its contrasting light and shadow, the mural becomes a powerful statement against war.

Our work commemorates the real price paid by a na?ve and innocent people for simple democratic rights.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Bogside Artists
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 607075 N 6095698
Decimal Degrees54.99663333, -7.32618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 59.798', W 7° 19.571'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 59' 47.88" N, 7° 19' 34.26" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2274-2300 B527, Londonderry IN BT48 9DR, GB
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