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Michael Collins. A leader of the Irish Rebellion. Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty. Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.

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Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance & Teachta Dala (TD) for Cork South in the First Dail of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, & member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government & Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. Throughout this time, he was also President of the Irish Republican Army. Collins was shot & killed in August 1922.

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Rare video of Michael Collins - the day he “signed his own death warrant” Amazing British Pathé footage shows time when the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921 was at the most critical moment. WWW.IRISHCENTRAL.COM

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The leaders of the rebellion that were executed. Pictured are (from left to right): P.H Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, William Pearse, Michael O' Hanrahan, John MacBride, Eamonnn Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, Sean MacDermott, James Connolly, Thomas Kent and Roger Casement. Source: Tim Pat Coogan, 1916: The Easter Rising (London, 2001), p. 72.

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The Easter Uprising, as it came to be known, was soon put down by a wave of British troops and Michael Collins was sent to a Welsh prison.

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Funeral of Michael Collins | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Michael Collins with Catherine Brigid (Kitty) Kiernan

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Give us the future... We've had enough of your past... Give us back our country... to live in, - to grow in, - to Love. (Michael Collins)

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