Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 23


Catch up with the top stories over the past fortnight. Click on images for full stories.

14th March - Bernard Shaw discusses Home Rule crisis

George Bernard Shaw has written an article which appeared in today’s New Statesman titled ‘Wake up, Ulster!’

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.20540 USA)

14th March - Growing militarisation in Europe

Newspapers across Europe are reporting an increasingly sharp exchange of views on the militarisation of the continent.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 7 February 1914)

14th March - Cavan man is one of America’s greatest aviator

The great aviator William Bleakley plans to fly to his home county of Cavan next year.

(Photo: The Anglo Celt, 14 March 1914)

15th March - Emmeline Pankhurst released from prison

Emmeline Pankhurst, who has been on a hunger and thirst strike in Holloway Jail, has been released under the Cat and Mouse Act.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.,USA)

16th March - Scottish explorer killed in car crash

Sir John Murray, the Scottish oceanographer was killed in a motor accident today while proceeding from Glasgow to his home in Edinburgh.

(Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London)

17th March - Editor of Le Figaro shot dead in Paris

Gaston Calmette, the editor of French newspaper Le Figaro was shot last night in his office in Paris.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., USA)

17th March - John Redmond presents shamrock to American president

American President Woodrow Wilson is spending St. Patrick’s Day with a sprig of shamrock in the buttonhole of his jacket.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., USA)

17th March - Ballet dancer Pavlova injured while on stage

Madame Anna Pavlova, the famous Russian ballerina had an accident last night while dancing on stage to a full house in St Louis.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 11 May 1914)

20th March - American conman jailed in Tyrone

Omagh Courthouse was packed this week to witness the trial of Captain Lancelot P. Malpagane, the American con-artist.

(Images: The Ulster Herald, 7 March 1914)

Context: Watch 'The Adventures of Captain Malpagane' by Colm O'Flaherty of UCD School of History and Archives.

20th March - Asquith visits Buckingham Palace as Home Rule crisis deepens

The Prime Minister, Herbert Asquith, visited Buckingham Palace yesterday morning and spent 30 minutes with King George V.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., USA)

21st March - Carson: ‘I go to my people’

Shortly before leaving London by train, Sir Edward Carson told reporters at Euston Station: ‘My place is in Ulster, among my followers'.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 21 February 1914)

22nd March - Mutiny in The Curragh!

Reports from The Curragh state that up to 100 officers have resigned their commissions as a result of a decision by the War Office to send extra troops to Ulster.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, LCAB 02873)

23rd March - Asquith pledges to dismiss any soldier who disobeys orders

‘Any man in uniform who refuses assistance to put down disorder is guilty of a breach of duty and is liable to be dismissed,’ the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith told a highly-charged debate in the House of Commons today.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, MS 9469



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