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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.
oil & tempera on card
H 21.5 x W 27.5 cm (E)
purchased at Bonhams, 2002