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Robert Erskine Childers

Data di nascita: 25. Giugno 1870
Data di morte: 24. Novembre 1922

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„In this supremacy of tragedy, we find it only in our hearts, to wish that God's curse may overwhelm the treacherous…“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

Speaking in elegy regarding the recent death of Michael Collins. From " Poblacht na-Eireann (War News ) No. 47 " Thursday 24 August 1922.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

„The cavalryman, is for practical purposes a compound of three factors; man, horse and rifle. The lance should go altogether.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

"German Influence on British Cavalry", by Erskine Childers, Edward Arnold, (London, 1911), p. 215.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918)

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„I want you to shake the hands of every Minister in the Provisional Government ( Irish Free State )who's responsible for my death. I forgive them and so must you, Erskine. The second will apply if ever you go into Irish politics. You must not speak of my execution in public.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

Robert Erskine's last jail cell words to his son, also named Erskine, in November 1922. His son would become President of Ireland 52 years later. Cited in " The Riddle of Erskine Childers " By Andrew Boyle, Hutchinson, London (1977), pg. 320.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

„…. death stills the bitterest controversy.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

In conversation with Desmond Ryan, cited in "Unique Dictator" by Desmond Ryan, Arthur Barker Limited, London (1936), p. 213.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

„Take a step or two forward lads….. it will be easier that way.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

His last words to the firing squad, lined up before him holding rifles, at his execution. Cited in " The Riddle of Erskine Childers " By Andrew Boyle, Hutchinson, London (1977), pg. 25.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

„The treaty, though it has good points, is a vast trap.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

The Illustrated London News, 31 December 1921.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

„Lieutenant Colonel Malone––was it necessary, in order to carry out the raid, to-ransack the nursery, and to wake up the children?“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

From a letter to the editor, where Childers questions the reasons behind the recent raid of his Dublin home. Irish Times , 19 April 1920.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

„I am a birth, domicile, and deliberate choice of citizenship an Irishman…“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

His own words from his last military trial on 17 November 1922, cited in The Freeman's Journal Newspaper, 27 November 1922.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

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