Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director
Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919, minister for finance in the provisional government of the Irish Free State 1922, and for ten days Head of State before being killed. Born in County Cork, he became an active member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and in 1916 fought in the Easter Rising. In 1918 he was elected a Sinn Fein member to the Dail, and became a minister in the Republican Provisional government. In 1921 he and Arthur Griffith were mainly responsible for the treaty that established the Irish Free State. During the ensuing civil war, Collins took command and crushed the opposition in Dublin and the large towns within a few weeks. When Griffiths died Collins became head of the state and the army, but he was ambushed near Cork by fellow Irishmen on 22nd August and killed. Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916
A new picture of Lt Col Frank Byers, Liberal MP for North Dorset and chief party whip
A new picture of Lt Col Frank Byers, Liberal MP for North Dorset and chief party whip. 32 years old, Col Byers was educated at Westminster School and Christchurch, Oxford, where he took honours degree (BA) in politics, philosophy and economics. When war broke out him listed as a private soldier, was commissioned in the Royal Artillery in March 1940. He saw service in the Western Desert, Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. In addition to the British decorations he is a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur and holds the Croix de Guerre wih palms. He was elected to his seat in the general election in 1945 and made chief whip of the Liberal party last year, the youngest whip in the history of the party. He was an athlete of distinction at the University, is in Oxford "blue".
1 April 1947
Governor of Ulster. The Duke of Abercorn made his state entry into Belfast as Governor
Governor of Ulster.
The Duke of Abercorn made his state entry into Belfast as Governor of Northern Ireland.
Left to right ; Lady Pirrie, Lady Craig, Sir J Craig, Lord Londonderry, the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn and Lord Pirrie.
27 February 1923
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