December 08

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1921 Eamon de Valera denounced the Anglo-Irish Treaty as being ‘in violent conflict with the wishes of the majority of this nation as expressed in successive elections during the past three years’.
  • 1941 ‘Now is your chance. Now or never. “A Nation once again.” Am very ready to meet you at any time’—secret telegram from Churchill to de Valera a day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour.
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