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    JohnD66 JohnD66 is offline

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    Overview of the Irish War of Independence

    A small project to try to give a short summary of the War of Independence/ Tan War/ First Defence of the Republic/dastardly and cowardly Irish Rebellion/whatever.

    The Irish War of Independence - A Brief overview

    just interested in the reaction of people interested in the topic, what should have been left out, whay should have been in? Summarising events is tricky but necessary for history I think.
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    I found that to be not so bad actually. Hard to read this stuff though without getting miffed at the Unionists all over again.
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    Short summary:

    Dev said: "Big Man, go to London and sort it"
    Big Man said: "Not what we all wanted, but the best I could do"
    Dev said: "F_uck you, I'm outta here. Who's with me?"
    Big man said: "Well someone's gotta do this job. Just stay out of my way."
    Dev said: "Ok. That's the way it is then."

    Enter Lynch: "I'll have ya!!!!"

    Bang bang.

    Bang bang

    Lynch: "Gottcha!"
    Dev: "Listen Liam, let's be a bit more cute about this"
    Lynch: "f off - victory or death!!!" [dies]
    Chorus: "OK, we've had enough"


    The end.
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    ASUs in 1920? I don't think so.
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    JohnD66 JohnD66 is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainwreck View Post
    Short summary:

    Dev said: "Big Man, go to London and sort it"
    Big Man said: "Not what we all wanted, but the best I could do"
    Dev said: "F_uck you, I'm outta here. Who's with me?"
    Big man said: "Well someone's gotta do this job. Just stay out of my way."
    Dev said: "Ok. That's the way it is then."

    Enter Lynch: "I'll have ya!!!!"

    Bang bang.

    Bang bang

    Lynch: "Gottcha!"
    Dev: "Listen Liam, let's be a bit more cute about this"
    Lynch: "f off - victory or death!!!" [dies]
    Chorus: "OK, we've had enough"


    The end.
    Think you're thinking of the civil war there. Concise though, I'll give you that.
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    Trainwreck Trainwreck is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD66 View Post
    Think you're thinking of the civil war there. Concise though, I'll give you that.
    I am working the the W o I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niall996 View Post
    I found that to be not so bad actually. Hard to read this stuff though without getting miffed at the Unionists all over again.
    Why not get miffed at the actions of a secret society like the IRB ? What did all those years of killings achieve that Home Rule wouldn't have , and would the Unionist opposition to Home Rule have actually descended into civil war, or would an accomodation have been reached ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    ASUs in 1920? I don't think so.
    Yes indeed. Look at O'Malley's letter book for instance. ASU was commonly used, especially in urban areas.

    For instance http://books.google.ie/books?id=s_hC...201921&f=false
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    ASUs in 1920? I don't think so.
    The Dublin Brigade certainly had one.
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    Belfast ASU was set up in Jan / Feb 1921.

    As terms, I think "ASU" and "flying column" were pretty much interchangeable in that they played more or less similar roles, it just seems that "ASU" stuck more for the cities (Dublin and Belfast for sure, Cork I dunno?) and "flying column" was used in rural areas.
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