Draft Memorandum by [...]
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript draft [memorandum] with few handwritten corrections by [...], arguing that it was England who caused Ireland to withdraw from the war. Incipit 'Se l'Irlanda non rimase nella guerra...'. In detail, describing the political process from early enthusiasm and high recruitment figures in 1914 to a much more complex situation especially in Ulster, commented on in April 1918 by Joe Devlin. Juxtaposing interests manifest in the figures of British politicians, quoting Sir Edward Carson and Lloyd George. Ireland found itself in a dilemma and chose the second alternative, risking to seem like those who oppose the freedom of other nations. Invoking the large contribution to the war effort in the last year of the war.
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The Papers of John Hagan (1904-1930)
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