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The news of Collins's death was a traumatic shock. During the Anglo-#Irish War (1919-1921) he led the IRA and was a member of the unofficial Irish government.
In high school I did a report on Michael Collins. It was one of the first papers I actually had a deep interest in researching and writing. Michael Collins was a hero, a brilliant example and a revolutionary leader to all the Irish.
Michael Collins, known as the 'Big Fella', entering Portobella...
Michael Collins, known as the 'Big Fella', entering Portobella Barracks on an armoured vehicle during the Irish Civil war. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Eamon de Valera said years after the death of Michael Collins: "It’s my considered opinion that in the fullness of tune, history will record the greatness of Collins and it will be recorded at my expense"
Sean Collins stands by the coffiin of his brother, Irish soldier,...
Sean Collins stands by the coffiin of his brother, Irish soldier, politician and Sinn Fein leader Michael Collins who was killed by anti-treaty republicans in an ambush near Bandon in County Cork. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Pictured hours before his assassination: Last photograph of IRA leader Michael Collins found in an attic after 90 years
The remarkable photograph taken on August 22, 1922 by 18-year-old Agnes Hurley, has only come to light after being discovered in the attic of a Dublin house.