UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster
Notice posted by the Ulster Volunteer Force intending to quell speculation that its founding was a direct violent challenge to those of differing views within Ulster, instead stressing that its formation was solely to put pressure on the Government and its policies. The Ulster Volunteers were a unionist militia founded in 1912 to block Home Rule for Ireland. In 1913 they were organised into the Ulster Volunteer Force, with many of its members enlisting with the 36th (Ulster) Division at the outbreak of World War I.
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Revolution of Theriso - The revolutionaries & Venizelos
In 1898, the Great Powers declared Crete as an independent Cretan State, under the rule of the Sultan. Yet, the administration of commander Prince George irritated the Cretans, who in March 1905 revolted - the famous Revolution of Theriso (the participants of which are depicted here), thus forcing Prince George to resign and appoint commandeer, Alexandros Zaimis. The leader of this revolt was Eleftherios Venizelos (1864 - 1936) - pictured in the centre of this group
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Where Irish sang Rule, Britannia in reply to Germans
Where Irish sang Rule, Britannia in reply to Germans. Representatives of real Irish patriotism: Irish troops at the front, bombing an enemy sap. Irishmen who are gallantly fighting for the Empire: bombing an enemy sap somewhere on the Western Front. The Germans in the trenches put up notices saying Irishmen! In Ireland revolution. English guns are firing on your wives and children. Throw away your arms. We give you a hearty welcome. The Irishmen replied by singing Irish airs and Rule, Britannia.
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