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Six days of the Irish Republic

A Narrative and Critical Account of the Latest Phase of Irish Politics

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,628 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.9
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 462
Added to site: 2008.01.16
mnybks.net#: 19744
Genres: History, Politics
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s and objects of the new Government, and was referred to headquarters.

Accordingly, I took my courage in both hands and walked past the soldiers opposite the Post Office and the sandbagged windows, and asked the guard at the main door if I could have an interview with their President.

At first I thought I was going to get it, but I suddenly noticed a change come over the man, and saw guns covering me in a most uncomfortable way.

I argued my case with some of the minor officials, and pleaded the importance of such a pronouncement, but, taking me possibly for a spy, I was ordered off, and told that my safest way was to get back to my hotel, where no harm would come to me as a civilian if only I left the men of action alone.

As soon as I realized the impossibility of penetrating the headquarters, I returned to the "Metropole" and took up a position of vantage upon the balcony, and was able to secure a unique snapshot of the hoisting of the new flag of the Republic, and took another of

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