The Tale of Two James Agnew

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Two men, one name. Both soldiers heading to France and the battlefields of World War One, leaving behind a fractious, broken society in Ireland. Ones a unionist, ones a nationalist, both have everything to lose. This is the tale of two James Agnew.

The times may be a little out as i noted them before id finished editing, which was a really smart thing to do…

00:32 — its time bruce buffer — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPvtFqbeyD4 — told you mine was shit
01:05 — battle of langemark — http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-langemarck
01:48 — civil war guns and roses — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYoIgKxOK4A — what a tune
02:08 — home rule — http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ireland-1845-to-1922/home-rule-and-ireland/
02:10 — James Craig and Edward Carson — http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/james_craighttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/edward_carson
02:32 — Search the Ulster covenant to see if you know any of the signees — https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/search-ulster-covenant
02:51 — bodger and badger — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAeRHAjzyeE — takes me way back to my childhood
03:24 — DUP hoodwinking Tories — http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/tory-dup-deal-agreement-full/ — maybe it was a one billion pound deal then, oops
03:49 — Gavrillo Princep — http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/06/27/326164157/the-shifting-legacy-of-the-man-who-shot-franz-ferdinand
06:38 — easter rising executions — https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/easter-rising-1916-the-aftermath-arrests-and-executions-1.2583019
07:00 — Guillemenot and Ginchy — http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/irish-regiments-lauded-for-victory-at-guillemont-and-ginchy
07:10 — Ernst Junger — http://www.nytimes.com/1998/02/18/arts/ernst-junger-contradictory-german-author-who-wrote-about-war-is-dead-at-102.html
07:54 — Ulster 36 at the somme — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFPWQDNLstI
08:13 — Wilfried Spender quote — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfrid_Spender
09:23 — the urb — http://www.urbandictionary.com/
10:51 — Connacht Rangers — http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/connaught-rangers/
13:33 — General Plumer — http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/military-commanders-of-world-war-one/field-marshal-herbert-plumer/
14:00 — 1636 fighting together at Messine — http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/battle-of-messines-ulstermen-and-irishmen-combined-in-perfect-offensive-1-7992275
18:25 — Mud at Glastonbury — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAk6-sLZk_4
18:47 — craters at Passchendale — https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/rain-mud-the-ypres-passchendaele-offensive
19:08 — Sebastian Faulk – birdsong — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6259.Birdsong
19:28 — General Haig — http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/military-commanders-of-world-war-one/general-douglas-haig/
19:30 — Nivelle Offensive — http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/history-of-the-first-world-war-in-100-moments/a-history-of-the-first-world-war-in-100-moments-the-nivelle-offensive-when-the-lambs-refused-to-9509819.html
19:35 — Gough — http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/military-commanders-of-world-war-one/general-hubert-gough/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-one/military-commanders-of-world-war-one/plumer-versus-gough/ — an article discussing Plumer v Gough
20:23 — Urinate in your socks — http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/great-war-soldiers-little-protection-deadly/story-21336901-detail/story.html
23:48 — Forgotten Irish Soldiers — https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/05/irish-soldiers-who-fought-for-britain
24:07 — Islandbridge Memorial — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_National_War_Memorial_Gardens
26:11 — Tyne cot memorial — http://www.greatwar.co.uk/ypres-salient/memorial-tyne-cot.htm
26:55 — James ‘Jamesie’ Agnew Memory Page — https://www.everyoneremembered.org/profiles/soldier/845756/
27:00 — James ‘IrishJ’ Agnew Picture — http://www.agnewseverywhere.com/Military.html
27:50 — Jamacia Inn — http://thejamaicainn.co.uk/
28:16 — Green Fields of France Eric Bogle — https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/green-fields-of-france-written-to-tackle-anti-irish-prejudice-1.2108217
28:39 — Young Willie McBride – who was he — http://www.independent.ie/life/world-war-1/so-just-who-was-the-young-willie-mcbride-30249256.html
29:00 — Green Fields of France by the Furys — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofhao4SHXGo
29:30 — Flowers of the Forest — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZKzUbIjr30
29:30 — The Last Post — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McCDWYgVyps

wowsers, that a lot of links. Don’t even know if anyone even looks at them. Ah well if you read this let me know and ill give you a shout out in the next podcast, cos i’m crazy like that 😀

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