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British Troops on the Streets of Belfast during a Riot

© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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Since 1969, Northern Ireland has been the scene of violent inter-communal disorder amounting virtually to civil war, commonly called 'the Troubles'. Divided by religion, politics and history, animosity between Protestants and Catholics exploded into civil unrest. British troops were deployed to the region, who, with the local police force, were tasked with cracking down on offenders and restoring order.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1975

Medium

oil & tempera on card

Measurements

H 21.5 x W 27.5 cm (E)

Accession number

NAM. 2002-07-43

Acquisition method

purchased at Bonhams, 2002

Work type

Painting


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