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Robert Erskine Childers

Geburtstag: 25. Juni 1870
Todesdatum: 24. November 1922

Robert Erskine Childers war ein irischer Schriftsteller, Politiker und prominenter Anhänger der irischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung. Wikipedia

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„Kommt einen Schritt näher, Jungs. Das wird es leichter machen.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

Letzte Worte vor seiner Hinrichtung, 24. November 1922, zitiert nach Andrew Boyle: Andrew. The Riddle of Erskine Childers. London, Hutchinson, 1977, S. 25, zitiert nach Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Erskine_Childers&oldid=216426053
Original engl.: "Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way."

„Being shot with volcanic suddenness into the Navy at an hour's notice is a queer experience, but I am beginning to get used to the life and to forget that I ever had a moustache or a tweed suit.“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

Written aboard HMS Engadine in 1914, cited in " The Riddle Of Erskine Childers " By Andrew Boyle, Hutchinson, London, (1977), pg. 200.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918)

„What the devil do you mean Carruthers?“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

Quelle: Literary Years and War (1900-1918), The Riddle Of The Sands (1903), p. 154.

„This Irish war, small as it may seem now, will, if it is persisted in, will corrupt and eventually ruin not only your army, but your Empire itself. What right has England to torment and demoralise Ireland?“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

The Daily News, 1919, as cited in "The Riddle of Erskine Childers" By Andrew Boyle, Hutchinson, London, (1977), pg. 260.
Literary Years and War (1900-1918), Last Years: Ireland (1919-1922)

„…to feel oneself a martyr, as everybody knows, is a pleasurable thing…“

—  Robert Erskine Childers

Quelle: Literary Years and War (1900-1918), The Riddle Of The Sands (1903), p. 1.

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„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)

„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)

„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)

„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)

„…. 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)

„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)

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