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By Michael O'Connor

Following at the luck of Airfields and Airmen of Ypres, the writer turns his awareness to the main mythical zone of the British attempt in international warfare I, the Somme. From 1916 to 1918 the British and German armies have been locked in a dangerous fight right here, whereas the Royal Flying Corps and the Imperial German Air carrier flew overhead. first and foremost performing as scouts and artillery spotters, the ever extra subtle airplane turned tools of conflict themselves, conducting lethal clash some distance above the deadlocked armies less than. This new quantity makes use of the Battleground Europe structure of maps and then-and-now illustrations to hide the entire airfields, crash websites and parts linked to the devices, battles and person aces of the aerial clash of global struggle I. assurance additionally comprises French activities, and some American devices that served within the zone close to the top of the battle.

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56 Protestant ascendancy over Catholics in Ireland, argued John Dillon, ‘is the spirit of Ulster Unionism. 57 To the Unionist claim for self-determination for ‘Protestant Ulster’, that the four predominantly Protestant counties of Armagh, Antrim, Down and Londonderry, should be excluded from the jurisdiction of a home rule parliament, Redmond answered that the argument could not hold good unless it was admitted that the four counties formed a separate nationality from the rest of Ireland. If they were to be logical in exception, continued Redmond, Belfast should be excluded alone; but in that case, what was to be done about the 100,000 members of the nationalist community in Belfast—were they to have separate treatment inside Belfast?

Never…has the English Government of Ireland obtained the assent, or approval, or confidence of the people of Ireland…. 66 Redmond pointed out that when Queen Victoria ascended the throne, Canadians were in armed rebellion against England; but fifty years on, the grant of Canadian home rule made Englishmen hardly believe that Canada was ever disaffected. 67 The idea of a ‘Union of Hearts’ between the Irish and British peoples had always been implicit in the home rule movement, although home rulers were, in the main, careful to reserve this concept for British, rather than Irish consumption in the 1880s.

My fellow-countrymen in Ulster are proud to be Ulstermen; they are proud too, to be members of the great British Empire. We do not want any change; we say in the first place, you have no right to thrust us out from union with this country [Great Britain]. 37 The News-Letter believed that in a free country men still refused to bend to the autocracy of a monarch or a cabinet. 42 Unionists perceived their membership within the United Kingdom as an inalienable and inherited right, which no government had the authority to cast away.

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