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Lot 684/7025

Estimate: €2000-4000

Civil War Poster
Stop Press – Poblacht Na h-Eireann
O’Connor (Rory)
Communique from the Four Courts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 28 [1922] “At 3.40 a.m. this morning we received a note signed by Tom Ennis demanding on behalf of “The Government” our surrender at 4 a.m. when he would attack. “He opened attack at 4.07 in the name of his Government, with Rifle, Machine and field pieces.
“THE BOYS ARE GLORIOUS, AND WILL FIGHT FOR THERE PUBLIC TO THE END. HOW LONG WILL OUR MISGUIDED FORMER COMRADES OUTSIDE ATTACK THOSE WHO STAND FOR IRELAND ALONE?”… (Signed)
RORY O’CONNOR, MAJOR GENERAL I.R.A.
A large broadside poster, printed one side only, approx. 48 x 35.5cm. Some creases, slight spotting, otherwise excellent for such a rare item. As a poster, w.a.f. Framed. Extremely Rare.
* This broadside poster, was composed, set & printed just 5 hours after the Free State Troops began their bombardment of the Four Courts. The most significant document of the period, and a most poignant one, in effect announcing the commencement of the Irish Civil War. (1)

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