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    WW2 Photo Albums, Photographs, Documents, Medals & propaganda materials. Would like to move collecting focus more towards Irish medals, Rising, War of Independence and Civil War as well as WWI.
  1. Hi Gerald - thanks for posting on this topic. I'd love to see any photos of his uniform if you have any ?
  2. Those are very interesting pictures.
  3. Hmmm, I had thought that part was in relation to the events on the ground, which would be personal revenge rather than combat. I think that part of the blurb possibly should have been worded differently.
  4. Here is an interesting short movie some may be interested in : http://www.thegermanmovie.com/
  5. Came across this article recently which may be of interest to some. Not sure if it has been mentioned before : http://www.historyir...news/?id=113888 I think that is from approx 5 yrs ago. A recent Rté radio programme was also broadcast on the subject of Tudor however it is very poor in terms of content, more folklore & anecdote than historically or factually accurate. 'A Bullet for the General' Available on Rté Player here http://www.rte.ie/ra...nd-ireland.html
  6. For the sake of anyone searching this thread in future - this photo : has been identified as 'probably' Michael Collins in a book I came across the other day (name escapes me at the moment). This one : has been identified as Countess Markievicz (according to "Revolution" by Padraig O'Ruairc , A Photographic History of Revolutionary Ireland 1913 -1923 'A huge crowd gathered outside the ruins of Liberty Hall to welcome Countess Markievicz and other Republican prisonwers on their return to Dublin after release from British Jails, 17 June 1917'
  7. After reading this thread I am going to apply for the same for my great grandfather on my mams side Sean McCluskey, K Company 3rd Battalion, Dublin Brigade IRA. Very interesting thread Danny, thanks for sharing these.
  8. The closest I have seen to something like that was Russian. So in other words I have no idea what this one is ! Looking forward to the answer for this one too.
  9. 'The Army' - breaking news about developments in the Anglo Irish Treaty negotiations which took place in London following the Irish War of Independence. Michael Collins; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922 Coverage of Michael Collins Funeral August 1922 'An intensely poignant time in the lying-in-state of the dead hero was the moment when, on Friday, Mr. Sean Collins, Co.C., Cork, entered the death chamber and knelt to pray beside the bier. His prayers interrupted by sobs, and he was joined by the supplication for mercy for his brother's soul by two of the late Commander-in-Chief's closest comrades, Gen. Ennis and Comdt. Sean Hayles, T.D. It need hardly be added that the scene will remain a vivid memory in those who witnessed it.' Michael Collins; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922. Vale. Hark to Valhalla's mightly roar, Her columned palace shakes; With Thunderous Fianna Cheers, The empyrean quakes. A Welcome, aye a welcome shout 'Fling wide Valhalla's door and pass the ancient Soldier's toast. A Warrior treads the floor.' If anyone would like to view the rest of this collection they are now online here : http://www.militaria...inny-byrne.html
  10. 'General Collins leading with General Mulcahy the G.H.Q. staff at the funeral of President Arthur Griffith.' Arthur Griffith, founder and third leader of Sinn Féin. served as President of Dáil Éireann from January to August 1922, and was head of the Irish delegation at the negotiations in London that produced the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. Griffith died on 12 August 1922, Collins was to die 10 days later on August 22nd 1922. General Michael Collins, Commander in Chief of the Irish National Army. Irish War of Independence Political cartoon. This is where he was in 1921 - then the treaty came and the wind of liberty blew him out 1922 thus is he - Pro Treaty 1922 Irish Civil War Propaganda. Late Col.-Comdt Kehoe. Blown to Pieces. Laid to Rest. Tom Keogh fought in the Easter Rising and was a member of Collins' Squad during the Irish War of Independence. He was killed during the Irish Civil War while with the Wexford Expeditionary force. He was also a good friend of Vinny Byrne. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa senior member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood died in Staten Island 1915 and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin 1 August 1915. The funeral Oration given by Padraig Pearse was a motivating factor with many of the men who fought in the Irish Rising of Easter 1916. It ended with the lines: 'They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but, the fools, the fools, the fools! — They have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.' It is likely Vinny Byrne as an Irish Volunteer attended this event. Call to Arms, Oglaigh na h-Eireann, July 13th 1922. National Reserve, Men of Dublin City and North County, Rathmines & Pembroke, who have handed in their names for Service in the National Reserve and who have not yet been called up, will present themselves at the City Hall, on Friday 14th, inst., between 10am and 2pm, or 4pm and 8pm. C. Saurin, Capt., Adjutant, 1st. Dublin Brigade.
  11. Vincent Byrne Irish Independence era Scrapbook 1916 Irish War News, Vol. 1 No. 1, Dublin, April 2 The historic paper published during the Rising - the only other printed document issued by the Rising leaders other than the Proclamation. Vincent Byrne added the pictures of Rising Signatories, Thomas MacDonagh, James Connolly, Major Mac Bride and Eamonn Ceannt. Byrne fought as a 14 year old with Thomas Mac Donagh and John Mac Bride at Jacobs during the Easter Rising. 1916 Irish War News, Vol. 1 No. 1, Dublin, April 2 The historic paper published during the Rising - the only other printed document issued by the Rising leaders other than the Proclamation. Copy of last letter of Eamonn Ceant & Contemporary newspaper cuttings relating to the 19th December 1919 Attempted assasination of Lord Lieutenant, Field Marshall Sir John French at Ashtown. This action involved men of the Squad along with the men from Soloheadbeg who had initiated the Irish war of Independence. Mick McDonnell, Sean Treacy, Dan Breen, Seamus Robingson, J.J. Hogan, Paddy O'Daly, Martin Savage, Tom Keogh, Jim Slattery, Vincent Byrne, Joe Leonard. Volunteer Martin Savage lost his life in this gun battle. Copy of Last Letter of Eamonn Ceannt May 1916. Eamonn Ceannt was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and later was one of the founding members of the Irish Volunteers. During the Easter Rising of 1916 Ceannt was Commandant of the 4th Battalion, fighting at the South Dublin Union and Marrowbone Lane distillery with Cathal Brugha and W.T.Cosgrave. Ceannt was one of the seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and was executed by the British on 8th May 1916. On the funeral of Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. Top picture the Solemn requiem Mass for the Lord Mayor at the Pro-Cathedral. 2nd Picture the large British Army presence at the Funeral in Cork. On the funeral of Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. Top picture the cortege starting from Southwark Cathedral with uniformed Irish Volunteers. 2nd Picture Peter and John MacSwiney, chief mourners.
  12. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. Seán Lemass, Taoiseach of Ireland (and former member of Michael Collins Squad) Capt Frank Thornton, President 2nd Batallion, Vinny Byrne Chairman Dublin Brigade, Dublin Castle comemoration mass for Michael Collins. close-up From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. Morans Hotel, 1956. Believed 1916-1921 /Association of the Old Dublin Brigade. Vinny Byrne Centre with pipe. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. Customs House Commemoration 1979, May
  13. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. Photos of the Dublin & Tipperary All Ireland Hurling and Gaelic Football teams of 1920. The All-Ireland Champions of 1920 are Dublin (hurling) and Tipperary (football). The 1920 Dublin Tipperary Final was also the scene of Bloody Sunday when the black and tans/auxiliaries drove to Croke Park and fired 228 rounds into the crowd (not counting 50 rounds from an armoured car). They shot 68 people, killing 15. Including a 10 yr old boy, a 14 yr old boy and also a player for the Tipperary team. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. Postcard of a drawing, by a 2nd Battalion IRA artist, showing the burning of the Customs house on 25th May 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. This attack involved 200 Irish Republican Army volunteers, 75 were arrested and 6 killed. Vinny Byrne took part in this direct assault and and despite being questioned avoided arrest. Other Squad members took part in this 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade attack, Jimmy Conroy and Tom Keogh were among the captured and Jim Slattery was badly wounded. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. 'Officers of the 26th Batallion.' 26th Battalion was a WW2 era Irish Army Battalion made up of former Dublin Brigade/Old IRA men. This picture includes Bryan MacSweeney (far right) and Patrick D'Alton (Second from the right) & 2nd from left back row is Michael Smyth. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. Photograph of Dublin Brigade, Writing on the back '1st Battalion Leading officer in charge, Jimmy Brennan. Parade of the Dublin Brigade leaving Dublin Castle after Holy Mass enroute for the unveiling of the (Donovan) O'Rossa Memorial. Brigade Council in front, V. Byrne Chief Marshal, Vice Chairman Dublin Brigade, J.O'Connor Chairman, Dublin Brigade, P.Nolan, Secretary, N. Kelly, 5th Engineers, J.Cassidy 3rd Battalion, T.Moorison 3rd.
  14. Irish Republican Propaganda card from the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. Propaganda card showing the Royal Irish Constabulary From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA, memoriam card to Leo Fitzgerald, killed in an Auxilliaries ambush on a republican meeting at 144 Brunswick Street, Dublin. Volunteer Leo Fitzgerald, B Company, 3rd Battalion Dublin Brigade, Irish Republican Army was killed, as were Constable James O'Farrell and Cadet Bernard Beard of the Dublin Metropolitan Police. Thomas Traynor who had fought in Bolands Mill Easter 1916 was captured in this ambush and later executed by the British. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. A mostly unpublished series of photographs from Stafford Jail 1916 where Irish Rebels were sent to before Frongoch Concentration Camp. This photograph shows Irish Rebel prisoners playing football in the prison yard of Stafford Jail. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. A mostly unpublished series of photographs from Stafford Jail 1916 where Irish Rebels were sent to before Frongoch Concentration Camp. The writing on the back appears to say 'D.Daly, M. O'Connell, G. Dunne' From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. A series of photographs from Stafford Jail 1916 where Irish Rebels were sent before Frongoch Concentration Camp. This iconic photo (published in Tim Pat Coogan's 'Michael Collins'), shows a young Michael Collins at the back on the Irish Rebel group on the wing of Stafford Jail 1916. From the private collection of Vincent Byrne, E company 2nd Battalion Old IRA. A mostly unpublished series of photographs from Stafford Jail 1916 where Irish Rebels were sent to before Frongoch Concentration Camp. This photograph shows Irish Rebel prisoners in the prison yard of Stafford Jail.
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