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Easter Rising 1916; Birth of the Irish Republic by Michael McNally; Illustrated by Peter Dennis


by Michael McNally

Irish and German brotherhood. Standing in France, an Irish rebel soldier clasps the hands of a German soldier. The German sun shines upon the scene. In Germany, Irish rebel Roger Casement tried to raise an Irish unit to fight the British from Irish prisoners of war. Postcard field postmarked October 5, 1915 with a message the same day.
Text:
Verbrüderung Deutschland und Irland
Unsere deutsche Sonne glänz groß und schon.
German-Irish Brotherhood
Our German sun shines great and beautiful.
Reverse:
Field postmarked October 5, 1915, the message dated the same day.
Druck u. Verlag v. Knackstedt & Co., Hamburg 22.
Genehmigt K.B. Kriegsministerium Presse-Referat.
Printed and Published by Knackstedt & Co., Hamburg 22.
Approved by K.B. War Ministry Press Department.

Irish and German brotherhood. Standing in France, an Irish rebel soldier clasps the hands of a German soldier. The German sun shines upon the scene. In Germany, Irish rebel Roger Casement tried to raise an Irish unit to fight the British from Irish prisoners of war. Field postmarked October 5, 1915.

Easter Rising 1916; Birth of the Irish Republic by Michael McNally; Illustrated by Peter Dennis

Publisher: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Copyright: 2007 Osprey Publishing Ltd.