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Comment #4915478 by Winston Smith

Winston Smith Mar 25th 2016, 3:28 PM #

From what I recall Redmond most likely expressed national opinion at the time when most Irish people agreed with Britain for standing up to the Hun who had invaded neutral Belgium and represented a militaristic menace to peace in Europe. However he seems to have been deceived by the British who had promised Home Rule to all of Ireland which was to lead to further independence. The Brits did not stand up to the unionists as they still fail to today.

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Activists draw over John Redmond's face on controversial College Green banner

Activists draw over John Redmond's face on controversial College Green banner

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    Mar 25th 2016, 5:42 PM

    It is funny though how Britain found the German invasion as such a travesty, yet had irish occupation was perfectly fine in their eyes.. Their worry was not to free poor Belgium, but to stop the emergence of another empires expansion. this historically has been the basis for most of Britains large battle history

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    Mar 25th 2016, 6:00 PM

    Or that irish men believed that it was necessary to die for britain in war but that they should take a non violent route to their own freedom

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