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Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director

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Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director

Michael Collins 1890-1922) Irish Nationalist, Sinn Fein leader, founder and director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army 1919, minister for finance in the provisional government of the Irish Free State 1922, and for ten days Head of State before being killed. Born in County Cork, he became an active member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and in 1916 fought in the Easter Rising. In 1918 he was elected a Sinn Fein member to the Dail, and became a minister in the Republican Provisional government. In 1921 he and Arthur Griffith were mainly responsible for the treaty that established the Irish Free State. During the ensuing civil war, Collins took command and crushed the opposition in Dublin and the large towns within a few weeks. When Griffiths died Collins became head of the state and the army, but he was ambushed near Cork by fellow Irishmen on 22nd August and killed. Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916

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This photograph captures the enigmatic and charismatic figure of Michael Collins (1890-1922), an Irish Nationalist and pivotal figure in the Irish struggle for independence. Born in County Cork, Collins became an active member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and played a prominent role in the Easter Rising of 1916. In the aftermath of the Rising, he was elected as a Sinn Fein member to the Dail (Irish parliament) and became a minister in the Republican Provisional government. Collins' leadership skills and strategic mind were instrumental in the establishment of the Irish Republican Army's intelligence network in 1919. His intelligence operations proved crucial in the guerrilla war against British forces, which continued until the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921. Collins, along with Arthur Griffith, was the driving force behind the treaty, which granted Ireland limited self-governance. Following the treaty, Collins took command of the National Army during the ensuing civil war, swiftly crushing the opposition in Dublin and the major towns. When Griffith died unexpectedly in 1922, Collins assumed the role of head of state and commander-in-chief of the army. Tragically, on August 22, 1922, Collins was ambushed near Cork by fellow Irishmen and met a violent end. This haunting image serves as a poignant reminder of the complex and tumultuous history of Irish independence, and the sacrifices made by its most influential leaders like Michael Collins.

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