Pathé newsreel shows Michael Collins sign "his own death warrant" on this day in 1921
Rare video of Michael Collins, from Britain's Pathe newsreel, taken on the day he “signed his own death warrant” at a time when the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 was at the most critical moment.
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.
Irish nationalist and politician. Born Woodfield, County Cork. He moved to London with his sister, spending over nine years there. An activist in the Sinn Féin movement, he was imprisoned in 1916 for his part in the Easter rebellion. He was partly responsible for negotiating the treaty that created the Irish Free State in 1922. When his colleague Éamon de Valera insisted on a fully-independent republic, civil war broke out between the two factions. Collins became head of the provisional Free…
LOT:37 | A LARGE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF MICHAEL COLLINS A reprint after the original photograph taken in Portobello Barracks c.1922 Framed, glazed and mounted, 75 x 49cm
James Adam & Sons Ltd | LOT:37 | A LARGE FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF MICHAEL COLLINS A reprint after the original photograph taken in Portobello Barracks c.1922 Framed, glazed and mounted, 75 x 49cm
Ireland Loses Its Giant
Collins and Arthur Griffith seated together, unaware of the toll 1922 would take on them. After the terms of the Treaty were published and Collins returned home, a bloody civil war ensued. (This time of civil war over the Treaty is still referred to as The
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Coffin of Michael Collins being carried from the Pro-Cathedral
The coffin of the fallen leader is taken from the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin following his funeral mass and prior to the interment at Glasnevin Cemetery. Sharon points us at a photo of a letter appointing the Pall Bearers which includes, Liam Tobin, Tom Cullen, Leo Ahern, Charlie Dalton, Sean O'Connell, Joe Dolan, Joe O'Reilly, Charles Byrne (The Count) and Joe Hyland. www.generalmichaelcollins.com Some of these men must be in the photo, see the comments below. The consensus is that the first…
The many faces of Michael Collins
Where are The Big Fellas mugshots? Dermot McEvoy believes they don’t exist because they were never taken; Collins' survival depended on his anonymity.