(SOLD): Free Speech on Ireland.
(No place): No printing details, no date (c.1971). Poster. Scarce poster issued as part of the Irish campaign for Free Speech, restrictions were imposed in 1971 when an article to the Irish constitution was added providing that organs of public opinion such as the radio and the press must not be used to undermine public order or morality or the authority of the State. The restrictions were not lifted until 1994. The poster measuring 42cm by 30cm features texts by General Frank Kitson. Kitson initiated a covert intelligence military organisation known as the Military Reaction Force (MRF) which carried out missions that effectively amounted to state-sanctioned assassinations. He also had under his charge the Parachute Regiment’s Support Company which played a crucial role in the 1972 massacre of protesting civilians known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. The poster is in very good condition. Rare, we have been unable to trace another example.