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Maria

A good entry.smiley - smiley


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Post 17462

Recumbentman

Fascinating! In Ireland we are remembering events of 100 years ago when 16 men were executed for taking part in a rising against British rule. This May Day event where men went to their death willingly for the labour cause was just 30 years earlier.

The upshot in Ireland was exactly as Shaw and others predicted: the executed men became martyrs and Irish public opinion, hugely against the rebellion at the time it happened, swung around completely and made them heroes. After six years of 'Troubles' we had a Free State, and 25 years later the present Republic.


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