Collection: Shemus Cartoon Collection >> Before the battle Shemus. [graphic] /
Before the battle
|Main Creator:||Forbes, Ernest, 1879-1962|
A depiction of Edward Carson speaking to a group of men who are armed with bayonets and swords. Caption reads: King Carson: I'm glad to see you've got those rifles you gave up!. This illustration is a reference to the fact that the Ulster Unionist Council officially revived the UVF [Ulster Volunteer Force] on 25 June 1920. Subsequently James Craig sought the formation of a new special constabulary; October 1920 saw the establishment of the USC [Ulster Special Constabulary], an armed reserve police force whose main role during 1920 - 1922 period was to support the Royal Irish Constabulary and fight the IRA.
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22nd July 1920.
Shemus was a pseudonym used by Ernest Forbes.
The reign of terror: the Freeman's Journal 1920-1921 by Shemus. Dublin: Freeman's Journal, 1922, p. 17.
Physical description: 1 drawing : ink ; 35 x 28 cm.
Citations/References: Published in: The Freeman's Journal, 22nd July 1920
|Contained in:||Shemus Cartoon Collection|
Forms part of: The Shemus Cartoon Collection
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|PD 4309 TX 18||
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