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The Chilean people ask STOP THE SUBS

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1977 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chile Solidarity Campaign (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph in black and white

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR26

In 1973, General Pinochet's brutal military coup led to the installation of a military dictatorship in the South American country of Chile. The civil rights of many Chileans were viciously suppressed. This poster was part of a London-based campaign to make people aware of the Chilean plight. Its focus is British collaboration with Pinochet's government, highlighting in particular the UK's scandalous provision of two submarines for Chilean military use.

Physical description

Protesters in the street above a submarine periscope with armed soldier in view.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


ca. 1977 (made)


Chile Solidarity Campaign (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph in black and white

Marks and inscriptions

The Chilean people ask/ STOP THE SUBS

The Chilean Military Junta:
killed 40,000: Rules by Terror
Refuses to pay its debts to Britain
sends its military to Britain for training

Now the British government will deliver them two submarines/ STOP ALL MILITARY AID TO CHILE NOW

Chile Solidarity Campaign 129 Seven Sisters Rd. London N7


Height: 76.5 cm, Width: 30.1 cm

Descriptive line

"...Stop the Subs" Poster protesting against British military aid to Chile. Published by Chile Solidarity Campaign. UK, ca. 1976.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Propaganda; War; Violence; Dictatorship; International; Submarine; Politics


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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