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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...

Who Goes There? Friend or Foe?

Who Goes There? Friend or Foe?

Leaflet containing an extract from The United Ulsterman, December 1972, entitled 'Who Goes There? Friend or Foe?', attacking the Bangor Spectator for...

The Massacre of the Protestants in 1641

The Massacre of the Protestants in 1641

Leaflet entitled 'The Massacre of the Protestants in 1641 and The Seige of Londonderry' revised and published by the Ulster Loyalist Association. An o...

The party of the People

The party of the People

Ulster Unionist Council Annual report for 1971 'The Party of the People.'...

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 ...

Ormeau 1972

Ormeau 1972

Two sheets of Loyalist stickers, inscribed to Ormeau 1972. These stickers were produced for an Ulster Vanguard rally at the Ormeau Park, Belfast on 18...

They could be firebombs

They could be firebombs

Official poster produced by the NI Government, 'They may look harmless but they could be firebombs - Report anything suspicious.' Printed white, red, ...

Nusight

Nusight

Magazine; NUSIGHT - Ireland's Newsmagazine, September 1969. The North - No Bottles, No Rights. National Newsmagazine, published monthly by NUSIGHT LIM...

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...

Ulster Vanguard Ballymena and District

Ulster Vanguard Ballymena and District

A sheet of headed notepaper for Ulster Vanguard, Ballymena and District, stamped with blue Ulster Vanguard stamp. In February 1972 William Craig forme...

Ulster a Nation

Ulster a Nation

Leaflet entitleled 'Ulster - A Nation' published by Ulster Vanguard. In February 1972 William Craig formed Ulster Vanguard as an umbrella organisation...

The Anatomy of Revolution

The Anatomy of Revolution

Leaflet issued by Ulster Vanguard, Ballymena, comprising a copied typed extract from an article by Winston Churchill entitled 'The Anatomy of Revoluti...

Photographic print

Photographic print

Mounted print showing the family of Mr Sean Russell, pictured in their living room. His widow and four children are shown on the sofa. Mr Russell, a C...

The Battle for Northern Ireland

The Battle for Northern Ireland

Booklet entitled 'The Battle for Northern Ireland', signed on front cover by Martin Smyth and Bill Gray; published by the County Grand Lodge of Belfas...

Nusight

Nusight

Magazine; NUSIGHT - Ireland's Newsmagazine, October 1969. Ian Paisley - 'We've got rid of a Captain - why not a Major?'. National Newsmagazine, publis...

The British Press & Northern Ireland

The British Press & Northern Ireland

This 1972 pamphlet from Derry socialist Eamonn McCann attacked British press coverage in Northern Ireland. McCann claimed that the British press had b...

Motorists If Stopped at Road Check

Motorists If Stopped at Road Check

Poster; 'Motorists if stopped at a road check can you prove your identity-ownership of the vehicle-and your right to drive it?'...

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...

Vote Labour

Vote Labour

Poster produced by the Irish Labour Party for the Dail election of 1969. In Dublin North Central Michael O’Leary was re-elected but William Cumiskey a...

Vanguard Unionist Party Rules & Constitution

Vanguard Unionist Party Rules & Constitution

Leaflet setting out the Rules and Constitution of the Vanguard Unionist Party, with amendments in pen. Ulster Vanguard was established by William Crai...

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