VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > C. Europe, 1919–1945 > 5. The British Isles > b. Ireland
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  The Encyclopedia of World History.  2001.
 
(See 1914)
 
b. Ireland
 
 
1914, Aug. 8
 
Press censorship decreed, remaining in effect until 1922.  1
 
1916, April 21
 
Sir Roger Casement landed on the Irish coast from a German submarine to start a rebellion.  2
 
April 24–29
 
The EASTER REBELLION, led by Patrick H. Pearse and the Irish Republican Brotherhood, despite the failure of German aid. After a week of fighting the British suppressed the insurrection (May 1). Several of the leaders were tried and executed (May 3). Casement was hanged on Aug. 3.  3
 
 
 
The Encyclopedia of World History, Sixth edition. Peter N. Stearns, general editor. Copyright © 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Maps by Mary Reilly, copyright 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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