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Text, Photographs, and Research: Martin Melaugh
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Examples of Hunger Strike and Prisoners Campaign Posters

Image Details
Title: H Block (1)
Date: 1979 (?)
Produced by: United Troops Out Movement
Main text within image: 'Political Status For Irish Prisoners of War'
Description: Following the ending of 'Special Category Status' for paramilitary prisoners the Republican Movement began a campaign to achieve its re-introduction. The poster was produced in the form of a magazine-poster and highlights the view of the process leading to 'Blanket Protest'.
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Title: H Block (2)
Date: 1979 (?)
Produced by: United Troops Out Movement
Main text within image: 'We Are In Here For You'
Description: This (A4) poster was printed on the reverse of the 'H Block (1)' poster.
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Title: H Block (3)
Date: 1979 (?)
Produced by: United Troops Out Movement
Main text within image: 'The H Blocks: The New Internment'
Description: This (A4) poster was printed on the reverse of the 'H Block (1)' poster.
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Title: Hunger Strike (1)
Date: 1981 (?)
Produced by: Republican Movement
Main text within image: 'H Bloock, Hunger Strike, Help'
Description: One of a number of posters in support of the hunger strike taking place in the 'H-Blocks' of the Maze Prison.
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Title: Strike Now
Date: 19 (?)
Produced by: Republican Movement (?)
Main text within image: 'Strike Now'
Description: .
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Title: Hunger Strike (2)
Date: 1981
Produced by: Republican Movement
Main text within image: 'We Support The Hunger-Strikers'
Description: The poster shows photographs of the first four people to join the 1981 Hunger Stike (and the first four to die).
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Title: Hunger Strike (3)
Date: 1981 (?)
Produced by:
Main text within image: 'Stand Up to Britain'
Description: A poster calling on people to support the 'five demands' of the Republican prisoners on hunger strike in 1981.
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Title: Kevin Lynch
Date: 1981 (?)
Produced by: Republican Movement (?)
Main text within image: 'Kevin Lynch'
Description: The poster contains a photograph of Kevin Lynch (25) who was a member of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). Lynch joined the hunger strike in May 1981 and died on 1 August 1981 after 71 days without food.
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Title: Francis Hughes
Date: 1981 (?)
Produced by: Republican Movement (?)
Main text within image: 'Francis Hughes'
Description: The poster contains a photograph of Francis Hughes (25) who was a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Hughes joined hunger strike on 15 March 1981 and died on 12 May 1981 after 59 days without food.
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Title: Mary Doyle
Date: 1980s (?)
Produced by:
Main text within image: 'Mary Doyle'
Description: .
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Title: Wanted
Date: 1981 (?)
Produced by: Irish Republican Socialist Party (?)
Main text within image: 'Wanted For Murder'
Description: The poster lists the 10 Republican prisoners who died during the 1981 Hunger Strike. Michael Devine (27) was a member of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). The photograph is of Margaret Thatcher, then British Prime Mister, the person Republicans believed was most responsible for the deaths.
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Title: Solidarity March
Date: October 1981
Produced by: National H-Block / Armagh Committee
Main text within image: 'Solidarity March'
Description: A poster advertising a march in support of Republican prisoners in the 'H-Blocks' in the Maze Prison.
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Title: 700 Hostages
Date: 1990s (?)
Produced by: Republican Movement - Sinn Féin POW Dept
Main text within image: '700 Irish Political Hostages'
Description: A poster calling for the release of Republican prisoners.
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