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    The Real Heroes of 1916






    ........ and 1914, 1915, 1917 and 1918 are remembered online.


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    Sheesh, I can't believe you're dredging up ancient history like this..[img]smileys/wink.gif[/img]
    Munster - Incessant Perfervidity
    "Ireland Will Choke" - Jeremy Guscott

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      #3
      redmonds volunteers thought they were fighting for irish freedom

      poor sods

      If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.

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        #4
        Dev's men thought they were fighting for a 32 county Ireland ..


        poor sods..

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          #5
          What were they fighting for again in WW1? Can someone give a brief history lesson pls.
          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again (like picking Gordon D'Arcy) and expecting different results.
          Albert Einstein

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            #6
            adams volunteers thought they were fighting for a 32 county Socialist republic

            poor sods

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              O'Connell's fusliers thought they were fighting for a Grand Slam,


              poor sods.
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                Originally posted by Mcork
                What were they fighting for again in WW1? Can someone give a brief history lesson pls.
                Was in the defence of the small nations against imperialist aggression.

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                  #9
                  And a great testing ground for the first WMDs...
                  Munster - Incessant Perfervidity
                  "Ireland Will Choke" - Jeremy Guscott

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                    #10


                    And the freedom of small nations,and the Ulster Protestants beleived they were fighting for the maintenance of the Union. All poor sods.


                    Could you tell us from what organ of publication you extracted the above snippet, OD, as the first line gives me pause for thought. The "for Britain", and the inclusion of the adjective "brave" (though no doubt true, its inclusion denotes a certain lack of objectivity with historical matters)
                    Unrepentant Langer

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                      #11


                      Originally posted by RobbieG
                      Originally posted by Mcork
                      What were they fighting for again in WW1? Can someone give a brief history lesson pls.
                      Was in the defence of the small nations against imperialist aggression.




                      Thanks Robbie, that's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. So these Irish lads were fighting for the Imperialists or against them?
                      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again (like picking Gordon D'Arcy) and expecting different results.
                      Albert Einstein

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                        #12

                        Originally posted by Mcork

                        Originally posted by RobbieG
                        Originally posted by Mcork
                        What were they fighting for again in WW1? Can someone give a brief history lesson pls.
                        Was in the defence of the small nations against imperialist aggression.




                        Thanks Robbie, that's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. So these Irish lads were fighting for the Imperialists or against them?
                        That's where it gets a bit grey, McC.. One man's imperialist is anothers defender of freedom, truth & justice.. etc.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mcork


                          Originally posted by RobbieG
                          Originally posted by Mcork
                          What were they fighting for again in WW1? Can someone give a brief history lesson pls.
                          Was in the defence of the small nations against imperialist aggression.




                          Thanks Robbie, that's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. So these Irish lads were fighting for the Imperialists or against them?


                          Well iirc, two of the Allied powers were still calling themselves empires (British and Russian) while the central powers had three doing the same (Austro-Hungarian, German and Ottoman).


                          Although the French were occupying half of North Africa at that stage so I reckon that could swing it to 3 - 3. A close call anyway.
                          "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                            #14

                            Originally posted by Jenta
                            Originally posted by Mcork


                            Originally posted by RobbieG
                            Originally posted by Mcork
                            What were they fighting for again in WW1? Can someone give a brief history lesson pls.
                            Was in the defence of the small nations against imperialist aggression.




                            Thanks Robbie, that's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. So these Irish lads were fighting for the Imperialists or against them?


                            Well iirc, two of the Allied powers were still calling themselves empires (British and Russian) while the central powers had three doing the same (Austro-Hungarian, German and Ottoman).


                            Although the French were occupying half of North Africa at that stage so I reckon that could swing it to 3 - 3. A close call anyway.
                            Empire was a dirty word in France but techically it still was

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jenta
                              Originally posted by Mcork


                              Originally posted by RobbieG
                              Originally posted by Mcork
                              What were they fighting for again in WW1? Can someone give a brief history lesson pls.
                              Was in the defence of the small nations against imperialist aggression.




                              Thanks Robbie, that's what I thought but I just wanted to make sure. So these Irish lads were fighting for the Imperialists or against them?


                              Well iirc, two of the Allied powers were still calling themselves empires (British and Russian) while the central powers had three doing the same (Austro-Hungarian, German and Ottoman).


                              Although the French were occupying half of North Africa at that stage so I reckon that could swing it to 3 - 3. A close call anyway.


                              And the Belgians themselves had their own little empire, thooght they didn't call it that, and the murderous King Leopold had only annexed the Congo for himself six years before the start of WWI, so depending on your definition of an empire, the Allieds might have won it 4-3.


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