UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster
Notice posted by the Ulster Volunteer Force intending to quell speculation that its founding was a direct violent challenge to those of differing views within Ulster, instead stressing that its formation was solely to put pressure on the Government and its policies. The Ulster Volunteers were a unionist militia founded in 1912 to block Home Rule for Ireland. In 1913 they were organised into the Ulster Volunteer Force, with many of its members enlisting with the 36th (Ulster) Division at the outbreak of World War I.
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Where Irish sang Rule, Britannia in reply to Germans
Where Irish sang Rule, Britannia in reply to Germans. Representatives of real Irish patriotism: Irish troops at the front, bombing an enemy sap. Irishmen who are gallantly fighting for the Empire: bombing an enemy sap somewhere on the Western Front. The Germans in the trenches put up notices saying 'Irishmen! In Ireland revolution. English guns are firing on your wives and children. Throw away your arms. We give you a hearty welcome.' The Irishmen replied by singing Irish airs and Rule, Britannia.
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Bronze bust of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence
Portrait bronze bust of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918. It was made in 1926 by Eric Kennington, an official war artist in both World Wars. He was a friend of Lawrence's, and was one of the pall bearers at his funeral. Seen here resting on a stone shelf bearing Lawrence's dates. Date: 1926
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