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Fighting for whom – 1916? Introduction Other visual sources Jason Brierley, St George’s CoE High School ‘Ireland in Schools’ BPS SIS, Blackpool
Menu Introduction ‘The Birth of the Republic’ by Walter Paget, 1916‘The Birth of the Republic’ An artist’s impression of the scene inside the General Post Office, Dublin, at the height of the Easter Rising, just before the surrender. ‘The Attack by the 36th (Ulster) Division, Somme, 1st July 1916‘‘The Attack by the 36th (Ulster) Division, Somme, 1st July 1916‘ by James Prinsep Beadle, 1917 Beadle, a military artist, painted scenes from the Great War, often from imagination and sometimes with the help from veterans - in this instance the young officer with his arm raised. Recruiting posters for British Army Propaganda and some facts about the behaviour of the Germans when they invaded Belgium were used to influence the public attitude to the war. These recruiting posters play on the fears. aroused. Recruitment poster for Irish Citizen Army Parade of Irish Citizen Army Parade of Irish Citizen Army at head office of the Irish Transport Workers Union, Dublin Note the banner on the building; WE SERVE NEITHER KING NOR KAISER ONLY IRELAND Irish leaders Lesson 2Recruitment postersRecruitment posters Sinn Fein anti-conscription poster Lesson 3Relational diagram – triple Venn diagram General Post Office, O’Connell Street, Dublin, after the RisingRelational diagram – triple Venn diagram General Post Office, O’Connell Street, Dublin, after the Rising Lesson 4Michael CollinsMichael Collins ExtraCollins & de Valera – arguments for and against the Anglo-Irish treaty, 1921Collins & de Valera – arguments for and against the Anglo-Irish treaty, 1921
REASONS WHY you should join The Irish Citizen Army BECAUSE It pledges its members to work for, organise for, drill for and fight for an Independent Ireland. BECAUSE It places its reliance upon the only class that never betrayed Ireland - the Irish Working Class. BECAUSE Having a definite aim to work for there is no fear of it being paralysed in the moment of action by divisions in its Executive Body. BECAUSE It teaches that ‘the sole right of ownership of Ireland is vested in the people of Ireland, and that the full right of ownership may, and ought to be enforced by any and all means that God hath put within the power of man. BECAUSE It works in harmony with the Labour and true Nationalist Movements and thus embraces all that makes for Social Welfare and National Dignity. Companies Wanted in Every District RECRUITS WANTED EVERY HOUR Apply for further information, Secretary, Citizen Army, Liberty Hall, Dublin
Sir Edward Carson (1854-1935) He led the Ulster Unionist party from 1910 until 1921. He wanted Ireland to stay a part of the United Kingdom. He did not want Ireland to have a parliament of its own. John Redmond (1856-1918) He led the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 until 1918. He wanted Ireland to have Home Rule with its own parliament but to remain part of the United Kingdom. Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) He led the Irish rebels in 1916. He wanted Ireland to be totally separated from Britain and the British empire and was prepared to die for his beliefs.
Menu Lesson 4 Michael Collins, 1921Poster for film Michael Collins,
Arguments for & against the Treaty Northern Ireland and Its Neighbours since 1920 by S. Gillespie & G. Jones, Hodder & Stoughton,, 034062034X, p. 23 We have got peace which is what the people want. We are able to set up our own government and rule ourselves. An oath of loyalty to the King has no meaning. This is a step towards independence. We will take other steps and become fully independent. We are not in a position to start another war with Britain. You may have peace but where is the Republic we have fought for from 1916? Your powers are limited while you stay in the Empire and have the King as head of state. We swore an oath of loyalty to the Republic and we will not swear an oath to the King. Britain will continue to interfere in Ireland's affairs unless you remove her power completely. We will still have British troops In our country. Menu