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THE CONSCRIPTION CRISIS OF 1918: How Ireland successfully defied the British Empire with Conor Kostick
29 September, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
HISTORY AT THE CASTLE: Ireland 100 years ago. A series of talks at Swords Castle.
When, in April 1918, the British War Cabinet decided to impose conscription on Ireland, an extraordinary popular movement took place that humiliated the imperial authorities. Instead of 300,000 men being brought over to the trenches, a huge general strike took place that stunned participants as much as the British generals who had been insisting on conscription for Ireland. Hear the story of this pivotal event in Irish history.
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