On April 14, 1916 - The U-20 returns to land with mechanical problems, and Roger Casement transfers to the U-19.

On April 14, 1916 - The U-20 returns to land with mechanical problems, and Roger Casement transfers to the U-19.

The leaders of the rebellion that were executed. Pictured are (from left to right): P.H Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, William Pearse, Michael O' Hanrahan, John MacBride, Eamonnn Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, Sean MacDermott, James Connolly, Thomas Kent and Roger Casement. Source: Tim Pat Coogan, 1916: The Easter Rising (London, 2001), p. 72.

The leaders of the rebellion that were executed. Pictured are (from left to right): P.H Pearse, Thomas Clarke, Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett, Edward Daly, William Pearse, Michael O' Hanrahan, John MacBride, Eamonnn Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert, Sean Heuston, Sean MacDermott, James Connolly, Thomas Kent and Roger Casement. Source: Tim Pat Coogan, 1916: The Easter Rising (London, 2001), p. 72.

Sir Roger Casement was the most prominent and intriguing figure involved in the Easter Rising.

Sir Roger Casement was the most prominent and intriguing figure involved in the Easter Rising.

Roger David Casement    1 Sept 1864 - 3 August 1916  (Irish name: Ruairí Mac Easmainn)  Irish revolutionary

Roger David Casement 1 Sept 1864 - 3 August 1916 (Irish name: Ruairí Mac Easmainn) Irish revolutionary

In 1916, Roger Casement was executed for his role in the Easter Rising in Ireland. The British government leaked Casement's diaries to the press, which chronicled a series of homosexual encounters. Many immediately denounced the Black Diaries as forgeries. The question of forged or not forged has been asked again and again for decades. Why? After his death, it was assumed and reiterated by the Irish public and Casement’s friends that he could not be both homosexual and a nationalist…

In 1916, Roger Casement was executed for his role in the Easter Rising in Ireland. The British government leaked Casement's diaries to the press, which chronicled a series of homosexual encounters. Many immediately denounced the Black Diaries as forgeries. The question of forged or not forged has been asked again and again for decades. Why? After his death, it was assumed and reiterated by the Irish public and Casement’s friends that he could not be both homosexual and a nationalist…

What to make of a gay 1916 icon? Roger Casement’s heroic status was denied - IrishCentral.com

What to make of a gay 1916 icon? Roger Casement’s heroic status was denied - IrishCentral.com

What to make of a gay 1916 icon? Roger Casement’s heroic status was denied - IrishCentral.com

What to make of a gay 1916 icon? Roger Casement’s heroic status was denied - IrishCentral.com

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