Letter from Lady Alice Wimborne to her mother Baroness Ebury, giving an account of the Easter Rising in Dublin, and the situation in Dublin,

[1916 April 28].

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In Collection: Letters from Lady Alice Wimborne to her mother, Baroness Ebury, giving an account of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916.
Description: Writes: "You can have no idea of what it was like. The rebels had cut all communications, & if they had cut the wire to the Curragh which thanks be to God was the only one left untouched we [could] never have got the troops up & I think the game [would] have been up ... Meanwhile the situation though in hand is very serious indeed. The rebels are in houses, to shoot at the troops so as to effectually prevent them from coping with things ... But it can only be a question of days - street fighting is more difficult to cope with than any other form. Meanwhile there is loss of life & great suffering & want. We are now heavily guarded here & unless unforeseen complications arise should be all right".
Main Creator: Wimborne, Alice Churchill Guest, Viscountess, 1880-1948
Language: English
Extent: 1 item (4 pages & envelope).
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: MS 49,809/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.