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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... because the troops were heavily committed elsewhere ." Not quite verbatim, but not far off. I think it's also fair to credit the IRA with trying to remain somewhat aloof from the more naked sectarian violence even in the immediate aftermath of Swanzy's killing, at least initially until ...
by DrNightdub
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:17 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 309512

Re: Shield of Aodh O Conor

... even have clan symbols, such as boats or castles, on them. I think that this is probably a better bet than a targe type shield. Lately I've been trying to find the earliest examples I can of the targe, and the earliest I know of is the 16th century O'Donovan targe, I've heard that there are mentions ...
by Stephen Curtin
Fri May 13, 2011 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Shield of Aodh O Conor
Replies: 10
Views: 18400

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... non-combatants to artillery barrages? And yes, the other contradiction is that in 1919-21, the IRA had a democratic mandate and the British were trying to sufocate a democratically backed 'counter-state', whereas the Easter rebels represented no one but themselves. Re the use of 'vanguard violence', ...
by Jd66
Wed May 04, 2011 10:46 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 309512

Re: Joke of the day

... "What's the difference between an Irishman and a Drunkard". Irishman=Scottum, Drunkard=sottum. You can see the joke Charles was trying to make. When Johannes replied "The table", he was basically saying that Charles was a drunk, while answering his question.
by the_power
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Joke of the day
Replies: 3
Views: 7013

Re: HELP! I need answers on early medieval Irish warriors!!!

... sources. The book the two pics above come from is "Ancient Celts" by Tim Newark. I don't know how accurate of an author he is but I am trying to look into getting ahold of the book and seeing if there is any kind of listing in the back for the illustrated plates throughout the book. ...
by Cuchulainn505
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: HELP! I need answers on early medieval Irish warriors!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 27548

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

It doesn't make that much difference whether it's personal or not; the fact is that you are trying to disprove every element of every point of every post that I have made, regardless of the thread topic, purely to 'win' the argument. That, for me, is not a discussion, ...
by thepremier
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:40 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 309512

Re: WANTED: Re-enactors for short film, Cork area

Perhaps if you said straight out it was a student effort rather then trying professionalise what you were doing I wouldnt have been as harsh, and for that I apologise. And I wish you well in your endevor, but there is a perception sometimes that reenactors ...
by lightbringer
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: WANTED: Re-enactors for short film, Cork area
Replies: 8
Views: 13950

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... thinking as historians. Thanks for the link to Brian Murphy’s book. It sounds interesting though I doubt that I’d be surprised by anything in it. Trying to finish Coolacrease at present. So many books, so little time…
by michaelcarragher
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:23 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 309512

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... ‘Shot by revolver shots fired by T. D. Huckerby’ instead of the usual terms used to justify police shootings: ‘justifiable homicide’, ‘shot while trying to escape’, etc. It was obvious that the court of inquiry considered Huckerby to have murdered the young men. Regan’s reaction was to transfer ...
by Na Fianna Éireann
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:50 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 309512

Re: Kit

Hello Tony,
Will be away for a few days, but might be interested in some of the kit. Could you send me an e-mail letting me know what your trying to shift and I'd be happy to come and collect if I was interested in any of it.

padraigoruairc@gmail.com

Thanks
Padraig
by bannerman
Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:49 am
 
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 2867
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