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portfolio 3 - photograph 33
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Title: Official IRA 'Checkpoint' (2) [No.F3P33]
Description: Sign at an Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) 'checkpoint' in the Bogside area of Derry. An OIRA member is at the window on the right with a heavy caliber machine gun. The second sign reads: "They can kill a revolutionary but not the revolution". The image of the gunman is based on a photograph of Joe McCann that was taken in August 1971. McCann was a member of the OIRA and was shot dead, although unarmed at the time, by members of the Parachute Regiment on 15 April 1972 in Belfast.
Photographer: Eamon Melaugh
Date Taken: 1972 (?)
Location: Lecky Road, Bogside, Derry
Copyright: © Eamon Melaugh

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