Irish Republican Socialist collection
This is a reproduction of a picture of Staff Captain, Joe McCann on the night of 9 August 1971 when his IRA unit took over the Inglis bakery in the Markets area of Belfast and fortified it after the introduction of internment without trial by the Northern Ireland authorities. They defended it throughout the night from an incursion by 600 British soldiers, looking to arrest paramilitary suspects. The action allowed other IRA members to slip out of the area and avoid arrest. He was photographed during the incident, holding an M1 carbine, against the background of a burning building and the Starry Plough flag; one of the most striking early images of The Troubles.
This is a 30 mm enamel badge with brooch fixing text reads "They may kill the revolutionary, but they will never kill the revolution".
You can find out more information about Joe by visiting this website established in his memory http://bigjoemccann.com/
We have noticed a few poor copies of this badge online but not of the same standard and quality of our one - guaranteed!