Britain in Ireland: TIME TO GO!

Britain in Ireland: TIME TO GO!

London: 12 August Committee, [1979]. Item #5322

Offset. 16 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. Very good. Light stains to the top and bottom edges of the poster; small chip, not obstructing image or text; and a horizontal crease from folding. Otherwise a clean copy.

Calling on the British government to "commit itself to a policy of withdrawal," this poster encourages viewers to attend a demonstration in protest of the then decade long occupation
of Northern Ireland. The 12 August Committee, a group formed by members of the Labour Party, Young Liberals, the Troops Out Movement, and the Connolly Association, was a short- lived working group. Early the next year, they changed their name to the Committee for Withdrawal from Ireland and published a booklet calling for the removal of British forces, with contributions from Lis Curtis, AJP Taylor, Michael Mullen, Anthony Coughlan, Geoff Bell, Duncan Campbell and others. Despite mainstream objections to British military operations in Northern Ireland, the deployment lasted until 2007.

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