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What was the name of the man who was born into the British Empire, became the leader of fascist movement in his own country, fought alongside fascists in the Spanish Civil War, negotiated with Hitler in an attempt to provide help to Germany during the Second World War and was given a state funeral when he died?

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What was the name of the man who was born into the British Empire, became the leader of fascist movement in his own country, fought alongside fascists in the Spanish Civil War, negotiated with Hitler in an attempt to provide help to Germany during the Second World War and was given a state funeral when he died?

It has to be William Thomas Cosgrave.

It's amazing how a life framed in a question like that can paint a vulgar picture of a man, in saying that...

Viva la quinte (quince) brigada

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What was the name of the man who was born into the British Empire, became the leader of fascist movement in his own country, fought alongside fascists in the Spanish Civil War, negotiated with Hitler in an attempt to provide help to Germany during the Second World War and was given a state funeral when he died?

It has to be William Thomas Cosgrave.

It's amazing how a life framed in a question like that can paint a vulgar picture of a man, in saying that...

Viva la quinte (quince) brigada

I thought this question would appeal to you. The person I was thinking of was Cograve's friend, Eoin O'Duffy.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPduffy.htm

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What was the name of the man who was born into the British Empire, became the leader of fascist movement in his own country, fought alongside fascists in the Spanish Civil War, negotiated with Hitler in an attempt to provide help to Germany during the Second World War and was given a state funeral when he died?

It has to be William Thomas Cosgrave.

It's amazing how a life framed in a question like that can paint a vulgar picture of a man, in saying that...

Viva la quinte (quince) brigada

I thought this question would appeal to you. The person I was thinking of was Cograve's friend, Eoin O'Duffy.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/SPduffy.htm

Good stuff - I hadn't considered O'Duffy for the State funeral though. Actually went and done a bit of reading from real books last night. I think O'Duffy was a bit 'madder' than Cosgrave. The whole fascist blueshirts was a bit of an 'amateur night' - I don't think it was taken too seriously, locally. The Church rather than political beliefs was the primary motivating factor - some of these boys probably didn't even understand the situation.

Type 'Viva la quite brigada' into youtube and enjoy Christy Moore's song. Frank Ryan is interesting.

What has you doing this stuff anyway???

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Good stuff - I hadn't considered O'Duffy for the State funeral though. Actually went and done a bit of reading from real books last night. I think O'Duffy was a bit 'madder' than Cosgrave. The whole fascist blueshirts was a bit of an 'amateur night' - I don't think it was taken too seriously, locally. The Church rather than political beliefs was the primary motivating factor - some of these boys probably didn't even understand the situation.

Type 'Viva la quite brigada' into youtube and enjoy Christy Moore's song. Frank Ryan is interesting.

What has you doing this stuff anyway???

Political conspiracies are just a small part of my site. I have one of the most popular websites on the web on the Spanish Civil War:

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Spanish-Civil-War.htm

In time I will be producing a large website on Ireland. That should get me a lot of hate mail. However, I doubt if it will compare to the abuse I get over my Afro-American Civil Rights section.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivilrights.htm

The American Civil War website also creates a lot of unpleasant emails. As you can see, the forum is not the only place where I have problems from abusive Americans.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivilwarC.htm

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Political conspiracies are just a small part of my site. I have one of the most popular websites on the web on the Spanish Civil War:

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Spanish-Civil-War.htm

I use Spartacus a fair bit. Great site.

I read the section on O'Duffy - the North Belfast review is quite similar to what I was trying to convey.

let me know when you add the Ireland sections.

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