Monday, June 25, 2018

Today -100: June 25, 1918: Of strikes, cabinets, and Irish battalions

Factory workers in Vienna strike for peace.

The Austrian cabinet has resigned, but the emperor may not accept.

Arthur Lynch, Irish Nationalist MP for West Clare, is now a colonel and will raise an Irish battalion. He has experience in this, having raised an Irish unit during the Boer War to fight on the Boer side (where he was also a colonel). The British later tried him for treason and sentenced him to death, and now he’s an MP, which must be quite the emotional rollercoaster.

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