Episode 12-Hunger Strikes During the Irish War of Independence

 

In this episode, we discuss the role of hunger strikes during the Irish War of Independence, including the story of Thomas Ashe, the Mountjoy Prison and General Strike of 1918, and Terence MacSwiney.

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Theme Sound: Symphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 – III. Allegro

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Disaster Relief for Beirut Explosion

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References:

https://www.theirishstory.com/2020/04/13/the-hunger-strike-and-general-strike-of-1920/#.XzhJNzVOnIU

https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/hunger-strike-and-ireland-1920

Grant, Kevin Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890-1948 2019, University of California Press, CA

Pawns in the Game: Irish Hunger Strikes 1912-1981 by Barry Flynn, 2012, Collins Press

The Republic: the Fight for Irish Independence by Charles Townshend, 2014, Penguin Group

A Nation and Not a Rabble: the Irish Revolution 1913-1923 by Diarmaid Ferriter, 2015, Profile Books

 

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