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‘Irishmen Avenge Irish Dead’, Londonderry, 1972–1975

© the artist. Photo credit: National Army Museum

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The soldier standing to the left is from the Royal Welch Fusiliers and wears a fragmentation vest, or flak jacket, and carries a riot shield and a manpack radio. Against the dark wall his shiny cap badge could provide a target for terrorist snipers, and so these were replaced by ‘subdued’ (black) badges. To the right of the soldier is a sangar, a military observation post, of the type installed at strategic points in and around the city.

National Army Museum





oil on board


H 124.4 x W 149.2 cm (E)

Accession number

NAM. 1989-08-33

Acquisition method

gift from the artist, 1989

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