150 Sinn Féin leaders arrested under ‘German Plot’ 1918

#OnThisDay 1918 Over 150 Sinn Féin leaders are arrested & interned under the “German Plot”, i.e. another German backed military rebellion in Ireland, for actively opposing the introduction of conscription. There was no plot, it had been created by the British. It backfired on the British Government as it did not arrest the more hardline IRB leadership who were able to consolidate power and push for an armed conflict. As well as that, conscription was never introduced in Ireland.

Note: Who’s that Edmond De Valera lad?


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