• Short Summary

    THE REMAINS OF SIR ROGER CASEMENT - THE IRISH PATRIOT HANGED BY THE BRITISH AS A TRAITOR DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR - WERE FLOWN HOME TODAY (TUESDAY) TO DUBLIN.

  • Description

    THE REMAINS OF SIR ROGER CASEMENT - THE IRISH PATRIOT HANGED BY THE BRITISH AS A TRAITOR DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR - WERE FLOWN HOME TODAY (TUESDAY) TO DUBLIN.

    A 100-MAN ARMY GUARD OF HONOUR SALUTED THE COFFIN AT BALDONNEL MILITARY AIRPORT AFTER IT WAS FLOWN IN BY A SPECIAL IRISH AIRLINES PLANE FROM BRITAIN. ALSO PRESENT WERE IRISH GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND MILITARY OFFICIALS.

    THE REMAINS, EXHUMED LAST NIGHT FROM SIR ROGER CASEMENT'S GRAVE IN LONDON'S PENTONVILLE PRISON, WILL LIE IN STATE IN DUBLIN TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BEFORE BEING RE-BURIED AT GLASNEVIN CEMETERY. THE GRAVE WAS CHOSEN BY HIS SISTER, MRS. AGNES NEWMAN, IN 1925.

    JUST BEFORE HIS EXECUTION AT PENTONVILLE, CASEMENT SAID: "WHEN THEY HAVE DOME WITH ME, DON'T LET MY BONES LIE IN THIS DREADFUL PLACE - TAKE ME BACK TO IRELAND AND LET ME LIE THERE".

    MR. HAROLD WILSON, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, TOLD PARLIAMENT TONIGHT THAT THE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE IRISH GOVERNMENT FOR THE TRANSFER ENDED AN UNHAPPY CHAPTER IN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS.

    (SIR ROGER CASEMENT - THE BRITISH KNIGHTED HIM FOR HIS SERVICES IN THEIR CONSULAR SERVICES - WAS EXECUTED FOR SEEKING GERMAN AID DURING THE WORLD WAR ONE FOR THE 1916 IRISH REBELLION AGAINST BRITISH RULE. THIS WAS BEFORE THE IRISH REPUBLIC BECAME INDEPENDENT.

    (AT HIS TRIAL CASEMENT WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE TRIED TO PERSUADE IRISHMEN AMONG ALLIED PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMANY TO FORM AN IRISH BRIGADE TO FIGHT AGAINST ENGLAND. HE WAS ARRESTED SHORTLY AFTER LANDING IN IRELAND FROM A GERMAN SUBMARINE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69PD0P6U1XYZB1FKQW8CXPQM
    Media URN:
    VLVA69PD0P6U1XYZB1FKQW8CXPQM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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