Death or glory? WinnerBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6952.481a (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:481
- L Farrell
Crossmaglen has a legendary, if infamous, name and people shudder when they hear where I practise. But, in truth, it is a very pleasant place to work, and you can get used to anything, even helicopters flying overhead all day; and working in a place where there is no police presence does add an extra interest to our duties. Occasionally, however, even this professional equanimity can be disturbed.
This call came just after midnight. A mortar had been fired at the security base that afternoon and the van used had been booby trapped, exploding when brought to the base.
The security forces usually have their …