Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,beachcomber BS: 'The Big Fellow' - Michael Collins (21) RE: BS: 'The Big Fellow' - Michael Collins 30 Aug 09


While it is true that the "Blueshirt" movement was founded by one of Collins' Pre-Truce Generals, Eoin O'Duffey, this was in the 1930s, long after the shooting of Michael Collins.
TheFine Gael Political Party , of which the Blue Shirts were a part, WERE comprised of former Collins PRO -Treaty Colleagues, and accepting of Partition.
Collins' successors WERE the far right !
It does not give a totally accurate picture to say that "most of the veterans" of the "struggle for Independence" were "anti-socialist" because there were very strong left wing sympathisers inthe ranks.
This was especially true of the Munster Region.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.