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EPHEMERA

Title

'300 Irishmen murdered'

Object Name

Poster

Maker

Alex. Thom and Company Limited (Primary maker)

Date Made

18/1914
18/1914

Place Made

Republic of Ireland: County Dublin: Dublin
Dublin

Description

First World War recruitment poster; '300 Irishmen murdered.' This poster notes the ‘300 hundred Irishmen murdered...’ by the Germans in recent months, mainly due to U-boat warfare. It refers to the ‘Hessians in Wexford in 1798...’ who were a regiment hired by the British to help put down the rebellion of that year. ‘The Germans are the same in 1918 as in 1798...kill a Hessian for yourself...’ pronounces the poster. In reality Hessians in the 18th century were not necessarily from Hesse, Germany however this is a continuation of the common British propaganda theme of German massacre and barbarism.

Materials

paper

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.Zg14647

Copyright

National Museums NI