To the Irish National Volunteers: you are in arms for the defence of your country.
Handbill, black type on white paper. Text reads; "TO THE Irish National Volunteers. You are in arms for the defence of your country. It is for you to consider what the obligation which you have freely laid upon yourselves entails. At this moment your country is threatened by enemies more powerful and more hostile than any who have attacked her in the past. Their victory would mean the complete conquest of Ireland, the need of her claims to be a self-governing nation, and her subjugation to the rank of a conquered German Colony. Nothing stands between your enemies and an invasion of your country but the Allied Forces both on land and sea. If they are defeated no Volunteer force however good will keep back the doom of Ireland. Do you want it to be said that the Irish Volunteers left their kinsmen and their allies to do the fighting on the plains of Belgium and France? You do not! As Irishmen you are too proud to allow others to do that which falls to you Volunteers as a duty. One of your Committee, Professor KETTLE, has already joined the Irish Brigade, many of your comrades are already in its ranks. Ireland expects you to follow their example. The place to defend your Country is on the battlefields off Europe. Men of Ireland do not fail your Motherland".
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[Dublin]: [s.n.], [1914-15]
One copy of this item is held in the Department of Ephemera; formerly at call number WAR/1914-18/70.
Physical description: 1 handbill ; 26.8 x 21.1cm.
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|ILB 300 p 2 [Item 98]||Main Reading Room||Irish Large Books|
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