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The South Longford By-Election, 9th May 1917

On this day, the 9th May 1917, the South Longford by-election was held, resulting in the defeat of the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) by the Sinn Féin challenger, and signifying the overthrow of the old order in Ireland by the new. A Choice of Green: The South Longford By-Election, May 1917 Th

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WW1 - Revisionist Interpretation

No sight of any angels...? https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x7OEkzi0_ww/UtalBFQ3elI/AAAAAAAAHV4/jorIHJCkHZg/s1600/Arthur-Machen%E2%80%99s-Angels.jpg

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WW1 - Revisionist Interpretation

Sounds like I got something else to add to my 'to read' list. Can't seem to ever get it down, no matter how pages I turn

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Liam Mellows and political theory during the Irish Civil War, 1922

Indeed. Mellows never had a chance to put his thoughts for the country into practice and considering what a disaster he had helped make in the lead-up to the Civil War - such as leading the walk-out of the IRA Convention in June rather than tolerate negotiations with the Free State - it is probably

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Recommended Reading

Am eyeing the new book on the Irish Citizen Army, The ‘Labour Hercules’: The Irish Citizen Army and Irish Republicanism, 1913–23, by Jeffrey Leddin, anyone read it? https://irishacademicpress.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/9781788550741.jpg

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Recommended Reading

Seán Ó Faoláin's King of the Beggars is an oldie but goldie

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Liam Mellows and political theory during the Irish Civil War, 1922

As far as I know, they haven't been reprinted, at least not recently. The first two letters, from the 25th and 29th August 1922, can be found here

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Liam Mellows and political theory during the Irish Civil War, 1922

The other seven in the series on Liam Mellows and his short but eventful life. Rebel Scout: Liam Mellows and His Revolutionary Rise, 1911-6 (Part I) Rebel Captain: Liam Mellows and the Easter Rising in Galway, 1916 (Part II) Rebel Runaway: Liam Mellows in the Aftermath of the Easter Rising, 1916

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Liam Mellows and political theory during the Irish Civil War, 1922

Article on Liam Mellows and his attempts to concoct a political and social policy for the Republican cause during the Irish Civil War (last in an eight-part series). Rebel Thinker: Liam Mellows and the Philosophy of Resistance, 1922 (Part VIII) When the Four Courts surrendered to the Free Stat

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John Y. McKane -Brooklyn's very own Boss Tweed

Vote early and vote often!

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Liam Mellows and the start of the Civil War, 1922

It would beg the question to who could have led the AT IRA better in the CW and possibly won it. O'Malley was one of the more aggressive leaders who wanted a fight early on, and spent the first few weeks of the war attacking - and generally succeeding against - FS forces

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WW1 - Revisionist Interpretation

Sheffield makes the point - among many - that the US military was initially scornful of its allies and their overly cautious approach to battle. The Americans proceeded to make exactly the same sort of bold, aggressive tactics that the British and French had learnt not to use, and suffered according

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Liam Mellows and the start of the Civil War, 1922

The IRA was also stymied by the lack of a game plan. Get rid of the Treaty, sure, but how? Threaten the Free State into giving up? Destroy the Free State outright? Wait for, as you said, some sort of negotiation? Liam Lynch tried that even before the CW began, and was locked out of the Four Courts b

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WW1 - Revisionist Interpretation

All the more reason for the rest of Europe to avoid it coming to their own homes as best they could. You only had to look at Belgium - or the warships Germany was building right opposite the English Channel - to know how a Kaiser-dominated continent would not have been a happy place. Another argume

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Was King Billy of the Boyne infamy gay?

Well, there is that poem of his, Little Lad of the Tricks: I'd be hesitant in judging a man on the basis of a single poem, but it's still not something I'd want my name attached to

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