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  1. Hi Gerald - thanks for posting on this topic. I'd love to see any photos of his uniform if you have any ?
  2. 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.
  3. Here is an interesting short movie some may be interested in : http://www.thegermanmovie.com/
  4. 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
  5. 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'
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. '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-i
  9. '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
  10. 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 ot
  11. 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 H
  12. 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 privat
  13. 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 i
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