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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.

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