Michael Collins lying in state. Dressed in military uniform with the Irish flag draped over him and a crucifix. “Love of Ireland" top right corner.
His funeral took place at Dublin's Pro Cathedral. Some 500,000 people lined the streets, almost one fifth of the country's population.
Michael's adversary Winston Churchill wrote of him in later years, “Michael Collins was a man of dauntless courage. He was an Irish patriot, true and fearless......We hunted him for his life, and he slipped half a dozen times through steel claws, fierce conditions and moving through ferocious times, he supplied those qualities of action and personality with out which the foundations of Irish nationhood would not have been re established."
On the last occasion the two men met (recounted in ‘The World Crisis' by Churchill) he quotes Collins as saying "I shall not last long; my life is forfeit, but I shall do my best. After I am gone it will be easier for others."
Michael was assassinated in an ambush on the 22nd of August, 1922. His last word's: "Forgive them. Bury me in Glasnevin with the boys."
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