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The 1916 Poets


by Edited with an Introduction by Desmond Ryan

Postcard image of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiser Franz Joseph, in the Secessionist style. The men are in a hexagonal lozenge, an image that may have been drawn from them riding in a carriage. Kaiser Wilhelm is wearing the uniform and shako of the Death's Head Hussars. Above the image, the word "Völkerkrieg" (people's war); below "1914; In Treue Fest" (fixed in loyalty).

Postcard of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Kaiser Franz Joseph, in the Secessionist style. Kaiser Wilhelm is wearing the uniform and shako of the Death's Head Hussars.

The 1916 Poets Edited with an Introduction by Desmond Ryan. Poems of the The Irish poets Padraic H. Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh, and Joseph M. Plunkett. The three men all took part in the Irish Easter Rising of 1916, and all were executed, Pearse and MacDonagh on May 3, and Plunkett on May 4.

Publisher: Gill and Macmillan, 1995

Copyright: Introduction and Selection, estate of the late Desmon Ryan 1963