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Irish Free State

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Kandahar, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh you'll trigger someone again with these. No Nazis at least this time... they get people so excited.
  3. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Well I find history interesting, particularly photographic records. You are probably correct that in the present climate of Left Wing cancel culture, that there will be some who are offended (by "queer banners", and German language). If they (one person that I know of) are so easily offended, it might behove them to read the thread title beforehand.

    As it happens I have a good more Nazi Germany photographs yet to post, many from earlier trips 1932 and 1934.

    Other countries include Denmark and Sweden from the same years.
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  4. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    A scenic view from the top of Nelson's Pillar, Dublin, Irish Free State.

  5. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Celebrated by the Dubliners

    A scenic view....

    In Trafalgar Square it might be fair
    To leave old Nelson standing there
    But no one tells the Irish what they'll view.

    well, fifty pounds of gelignite blew old Nelson sky high

    Oh the Russians and the Yanks, with lunar probes they play,
    Toora loora loora loora loo!
    And I hear the French are trying hard to make up lost headway,
    Toora loora loora loora loo!
    But now the Irish join the race,
    We have an astronaut in space,
    Ireland, boys, is now a world power too!
    So let's sing our celebration,
    It's a service to the nation.
    So poor old Admiral Nelson, toora loo!
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Up went Nelson in old Ireland.
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  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I LOVE the Dubliners, especially in the Luke Kelly years. This song is so haunting. Sinead O'Connor does a beautiful version.

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  8. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    The reality of the IFS/ RoI/ twentysixCounties for most people was more akin to the following

    (Which is not to question "Independence".

    But merely to observe that it had/ has a cost. Which the politicians seldom, if ever, pay in their own sweat and toil. Still less in that of their children.)
  9. Alice K

    Alice K Occasional commenter

    Love this song and agree that Sinead's version is wonderful too, She has struggled personally and professionally but a talent no less,
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  10. Alice K

    Alice K Occasional commenter

    Sinead O'Connor - This is a Rebel Song
    I love you my hard Englishman
    Your rage is like a fist in my womb
    Can't you forgive what you think I've done
    And love me, I'm your woman
    And I desire you my hard Englishman
    And there is no more natural thing
    So why should I not get loving
    Don't be cold Englishman
    How come you never said you love me
    In all the time you've known me
    How come you never say you're sorry
    I do
    Oh please talk to me Englishman
    What good will shutting me out get done
    Meanwhile crazies are killing our sons
    Oh listen, Englishman I've honored you hard Englishman
    Now I am calling your heart to my own
    Oh let glorious love be done
    Be truthful Englishman
    How come you never said you love me
    In all the time you've known me
    How come you never say you're sorry
    I do I do
    The clear, ringing cry of an Irish voice.
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  11. HannahD16

    HannahD16 New commenter

    “Indeed, a century later, Winston Churchill would write, ‘We have always found the Irish to be a bit odd. They refuse to be English’. The ‘othering’ of Irish people and their culture was undeniably ingrained at all levels of British society.”

    And so it continues
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  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Yup, for any of several definitions of 'Irish'.
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  13. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Then there's Ed Sheeran and his Galway Girl and The Pogues and their Gentleman Soldier. So meaningful and deep these pop songs arent they?.

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