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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A Divided Community? or Alliance

A Divided Community? or Alliance

Leaflet published by the Alliance Party, A Divided Community? or Alliance.You Know Northern Ireland can have a great future but only if Protestants an...

Let's Do Something about this Massive Misrepresentation

Let's Do Something about this Massive Misrepresentation

Leaflet pub;ished by the Ulster Unionist Council Public Relations Fund - Recently you will have seen many inaccurate articles and news reports about t...

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...

Insurrection

Insurrection

National Democratic Group poster, 'The only Direction is - Insurrection. The only Solution is Revolution.' Advertising for a meeting held in the Minor...

For God and Ulster - Emergency

For God and Ulster - Emergency

A poster from the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee which was established by Rev. Ian Paisley in 1966. 'For God and Ulster - Emergency, All Protes...

Johnson

Johnson

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate Johnson for South Antrim, Westminister Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peace ...

Bleakley

Bleakley

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate Bleakley for East Belfast, Westminster Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peace ...

Join Now

Join Now

Poster published in 1972 by South Antrim SDLP Branch. 'Join Now,' red text on light green background. An early recruiting poster for the Social Democr...

McHugh

McHugh

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate McHugh for north Antrim, Westminster Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peace do...

Shankill Road Orange Week

Shankill Road Orange Week

Poster; Shankill Road Orange Week, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th July 1970. Band Contests, Singing Competitions, etc. including 'Miss Shankill' in tradit...

Independent Unionist

Independent Unionist

Independent Unionist candidate Thomas Caldwell for South Antrim, Westminster Election 1970. Printed in black on white with large image of candidate. C...

Remember Long Kesh '71

Remember Long Kesh '71

Christmas card, political propoganda - Remember Long Kesh '71 HAPPY CHRISTMAS inside with The Special Powers Act Northern Ireland opposite. Cartoon im...

Civil Disobedience Began with Internment

Civil Disobedience Began with Internment

Civil Disobedience Began with Internment. Civil Disobedience Rededication. The first stage of the Civil Disobedience Campaign, namely the Rents and Ra...

Vote Paisley

Vote Paisley

Protestant Unionist Party poster, red and blue on white with a photograph of the Rev. Ian Paisley. Poster printed for the Westminster Elections June 1...

Ulster Vanguard

Ulster Vanguard

Ulster Vanguard Party poster, printed black on orange. 'Province Wide Rally, at Ormeau Park, March 18th 1972. Ulster Vanguard was launched on 9 Februa...

Photographic print

Photographic print

Mounted print showing Miss Anne McMinn, injured in the bombing of Elecricity Board NI on 25 August 1971, pictured in a hospital bed....

Province Wide Rally

Province Wide Rally

Printed black on white Ulster Vanguard poster 'Province Wide Rally, Ormeau Park, 18th March 1972.' Ulster Vanguard was launched on 9 February and an e...

United Loyalists Action Rally

United Loyalists Action Rally

Printed red on white Ulster Vanguard, 'United Loyalists Action Rally, 4th March 1972 at Ballymena.' Ulster Vanguard, led by William Craig, was launche...

Sharkey

Sharkey

Northern Ireland Labour Party poster for candidate Sharkey for North Belfast, Westminster Election, June 1970. White poster with black text and peace ...

National Democratic Party

National Democratic Party

National Democratic Party poster. Printed black, blue and yellow on white with a photograph of the candidate, Alasdair McDonnell for North Antrim. Wes...

Dial 999

Dial 999

Official Government of Northern Ireland poster produced in 1971. The poster draws attention to the use of incendiary devices which caused significant ...

Intimidation! Rumour!

Intimidation! Rumour!

Poster; Intimidation! Rumour! If you need help ring or contact your local Police Station, issued by the Public Information Centre...

Ireland unfree shall Never be at Peace

Ireland unfree shall Never be at Peace

A republican poster printed in green. At the top of the poster there is a list of risings from 1798 on, 1916, 1939, 1956 and ending with 1969 all attr...

Don't Pay Their Rent

Don't Pay Their Rent

Poster published by the People's Democracy. 'Don't Pay Their Rent.' Printed in black hand lettering on a light blue background with a cartoon image of...

You have been Taught to Hate and Fear

You have been Taught to Hate and Fear

This poster was produced by Women Together which became active in cross-community activity in late 1970. The organisation later became Women Together ...

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