There has been considerable emphasis on the back of the Saville report on Martin McGuinness’ role on the day… much of which focuses on page 46 para 3.119 of the summary document:
Before the soldiers of support company went into the Bogside he was probably armed with a Thompson sub-machinegun, and though it is possible that he fired this weapon, there is insufficient evidence to make any finding on this, save that we are sure that he did not engage in any activity that provided any of the soldiers with any justification for opening fire.
In the light of history, has the reputation of Martin McGuinness been enhanced or diminished by the Saville Report?
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