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Title

Watch What You Say

Object Name

Political poster

Maker

Provisional I. R. A. (Primary maker)

Date Made

1974
1974

Description

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.’

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Date Collected

1974
1974

Catalogue Number

BELUM.O173.1974

Copyright

National Museums NI