The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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Loyalist Strike: In The Suburbs

March 3rd 1986

All February, no rain fell. Not a whisper
to lick the dusty glass, just the frost
having a long lie, stretched over the garden,
ignoring the dry cracked soil round its edges.
That morning, the little houses sat sullenly
tensing themselves for the power cuts, drawing
back into their shells, like frightened

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