Download e-book for kindle: 1916 - The Long Revolution by Dermot Keogh, Gabriel Doherty

By Dermot Keogh, Gabriel Doherty

ISBN-10: 1856355454

ISBN-13: 9781856355452

Advent by way of Garret Fitzgerald. This ebook seeks to interpret the occasions of Easter Week 1916 because the significant defining occasion of a 'long revolution' in Irish heritage. The origins of the lengthy revolution lie within the moment 1/2 the 19th century, and its legacy continues to be being performed out within the first years of the twenty-first century. stated specialists on particular themes search to discover the layered family and overseas, political, criminal and ethical points of this uniquely influential and debatable occasion. members are: Rory O' Dwyer, Michael Wheatley, Brendan O'Shea and Gerry White, D.G. Boyce, Francis M. Carroll, Rosemary Cullen Owens, Jerome aan de Wiel, Adrian Hardiman, Keith Jeffery, Mary McAleese, Owen McGee, Seamus Murphy and Brian P. Murphy.

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It is almost as though some people cannot use the word ‘nationalism’ without qualifying it by the word ‘narrow’. But that does not make it correct. I have a strong impression that, to its enemies, both in Ireland and abroad, Irish nationalism looked like a version of the imperialism it opposed, a sort of ‘imperialism lite’ through which Ireland would attempt to be what the great European powers were – the domination of one cultural and ethnic tradition over others. It is easy to see how they might have fallen into that mistaken view, but mistaken they were.

The impression the report wanted to give was Germany’s total commitment to the Irish cause and that her navy was able to reach the Irish coast whenever it wanted. Although this cannot be substantiated, Nicolai was probably behind the operation. But French military intelligence knew that the spy was, in fact, working for Germany and was not duped. 73 As early as 6 May 1916 Ambassador Bernstorff sent a coded message to Berlin, explaining that he had been approached by Irish-American leaders who wanted support for a new rising.

Two steamers would deliver the arms in Galway and Tralee harbours. They would be accompanied by submarines to prevent the royal navy from approaching. The date set for the landing was 21 February 1917. 75 Of course Captain Spindler’s Aud had shown that such a voyage was feasible after all. The Germans, moreover, still did not know that room 40 was busy decoding their messages. 78 What had happened? After the Easter Rising, John Devoy was corresponding with an Irish Volunteer called Liam Clarke, who was trying to re-organise the Volunteer movement.

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