Watch What You Say


Poster produced by the Provisional IRA (Irish Republican Army) in early 1974, printed green on white, 'This soldier could be standing beside you, Watch what you say.' A number of posters of this type were produced by the IRA in the period 1972-74. The aim was to draw the awareness of nationalists to the fact that British undercover agents may be operating in their area. The poster design, showing a soldier half in British Army uniform and half in civilian clothing, led this type of image to become known as the ‘split Brit.’