1969-72: Internment, Bloody Sunday and Direct Rule

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1969-72: Internment, Bloody Sunday and Direct Rule

The violence of August 1969 led to an increase in loyalist and republican paramilitary groups. Attempting to curtail IRA violence NI Prime Minister Brian Faulkner introduced internment without trial. However, this led to a dramatic increase in violence. Relations between the Army and Catholic working class areas reached their lowest point with Bloody Sunday in January 1972 when 14 men were shot dead by members of the Parachute Regiment in Derry. This event encouraged the UK government to assume complete control of security in Northern Ireland and led to the introduction of Direct Rule from Westminster and the suspension of the Northern Ireland parliament.

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Ulster's Finances

Ulster's Finances

Booklet entitled 'Ulster's Finances.' This pamphlet attacks the view that Northern Ireland would not be economically viable without economic support f...

The Future of Northern Ireland

The Future of Northern Ireland

Leaflet entitled 'The Future of Northern Ireland,' printed copy of a statement made by William Craig on behalf of the United Ulster Unionest Council r...

600 Imprisoned Without Trial

600 Imprisoned Without Trial

Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association poster, '600 Imprisoned Without Trial.' Long Kesh Concentration Camp, Christmas 1971. Red, white and yellow ...

Government Without Right

Government Without Right

Folded leaflet issued by Ulster Vanguard entitled 'Government Without Right.' Vanguard produced this leaflet in the wake of the suspension of the Nort...

Can You Call Your Home A House?

Can You Call Your Home A House?

Poster published by the People's Democracy, printed in black hand lettering on red, with a silhouette of two adjoining houses. 'Can You Call Your Home...

The Future of Northern Ireland

The Future of Northern Ireland

Booklet entitled 'The Future of Northern Ireland,' statement by The Rt Hon Wm. Craig on behalf of the United Loyalist Council, representing Ulster Van...

Look Out - Dial 999

Look Out - Dial 999

Official poster produced by the Northern Ireland Government, 'People Injured, Less Jobs, Business Lost. That could be the result of a blaze started by...

Resurgence of the Majority

Resurgence of the Majority

Anti-Liberal article by Louis Gardner (Conservative Monday Club Ulster Committee) entitled 'Resurgence of the Majority.' This pamphlet argues that the...

Ulster Vanguard Club

Ulster Vanguard Club

Application form to join the Ulster Vanguard Club. In February 1972 William Craig formed Ulster Vanguard as an umbrella organisation in opposition to ...

Ulster Vanguard Anthem

Ulster Vanguard Anthem

Leaflet containing a typed verses of a suggested Ulster Vanguard Anthem, to be sung to the tune of 'What a Friend We Have In Jesus', sent to William ...

Exploitation of the Tragedy that is Londonderry

Exploitation of the Tragedy that is Londonderry

Political pamphlet of a printed speech by Mr. Brian Faulkner, in Belfast, following the deaths of 13 people in the streets of Londonderry, 'Exploitati...

You Want Peace

You Want Peace

Leaflet published by the Alliance Party, 'You Want Peace - Republican & Loyalist areas both gripped by Terrorism. Alliance is for You.' An early recru...

UDA News

UDA News

Dundonald District UDA News. United We Stand. 8th Edition Vol.1 4th December, 1971. 'Home-produced' 8 page pamphlet with local news, comments, songs e...

Province Wide Rally, Ormeau Park, Belfast

Province Wide Rally, Ormeau Park, Belfast

'Province Wide Rally, Ormeau Park, Belfast at 2.30pm, Saturday 18th March 1972.' 'Unite for Ulster.' Ulster Vanguard was launched on 9 February and an...

Don't Fraternise!

Don't Fraternise!

Poster issued by Sinn Fein in 1970 as a response to the events of the Falls curfew imposed by the British Army over the period of 3-5 July 1970. The c...

Vote N. D. P.

Vote N. D. P.

Poster issued National Democratic Party, featuring candidate MacAllister for South Antrim for the Westminister Election, June 1970. 'Vote N. D. P. - M...

A Firebomber could be anyone in a crowd

A Firebomber could be anyone in a crowd

Official poster issued by the NI Government. 'A Firebomber could be anyone in a crowd - if you see anything suspicious - dial 999.' Printed black, whi...

Refuse Eire Money - Boycott

Refuse Eire Money - Boycott

Poster issued by the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee, an organisation chaired by Rev. Ian Paisley, in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The poster ...

Coulthard

Coulthard

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate Coulthard for South Belfast, Westminster Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peac...

Photographic print

Photographic print

Photomontage of image of Vanguard leader Willaim Craig and image of Terrence O'Neill mounted together on board. Unionist rivals Terence O’Neill and Wi...

Vanguard Notice

Vanguard Notice

'Vanguard Notice' advising that the organisation has instructed associate members of the Loyalist Association of Workers within Vanguard whio work in ...

For God and Ulster

For God and Ulster

Woodvale Defence Association (W.D.A) Newsletter, Price 3 pence. Includes a memoriam to the three Scottish soldiers who were murdered in Ligoniel 10 Ma...

Conflict in Northern Ireland

Conflict in Northern Ireland

Booklet entitled 'Conflict in Northern Ireland' by Hugh Shearman, reprinted from the Year Book of World Affairs, 1970. A description and analysis of e...

The Reform of Stormont

The Reform of Stormont

This pamphlet was produced by the reformist pressure group the New Ulster Movement in 1971. The NUM was formed early in 1969 and generally took a refo...

Politics of Deception

Politics of Deception

Booklet entitled 'The Politics of Deception', written by Clifford Smyth, Vice-Chairman of the Ulster Young Unionist Council. A pamphlet which attacks ...

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