James Bryce – the Historian who sold out

I am grateful for the following contribution from a reader: The Year 1915 in the Ottoman Empire and the Work of the War Propaganda Bureau at Wellington House – A Departure Point for the Truth Seeker – James Bryce’s “The Treatment of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1915-1916”, (London: G.P.Putnam’s Sons for HMSO, 1916) is […]

Where did it all go wrong for Russia?

The short answer is: when Tsar Nicholas II offered his country and its population up to Britain in its Great War of 1914 to destroy Germany and break up the Ottoman Empire. In waging that War, in which Russia was bled to collapse in return for substantial British finance to continue fighting to the bitter […]

Mindless Liberalism

An article in the NY Review of Books of October 2018 entitled The Suffocation of Democracy by Christopher R. Browning states the following, in a mindless anti-Trump piece of pseudo-history: “Today, President Trump seems intent on withdrawing the US from the entire post–World War II structure of interlocking diplomatic, military, and economic agreements and organizations that have preserved peace, […]

When T.P. O’Connor met General Andranik

On 19 June 1919 T.P. O’Connor, MP, spoke at a meeting held in Central Hall, Westminster, in support of the Armenian cause. O’Connor appeared on the platform with Lord James Bryce, Lord Gladstone (son of William), G.P. Gooch (famous historian) and the Armenian General Andranik. A record of the proceedings was published in a pamphlet, […]

Pasdermadjian on the war in the Caucasus 1917-18

Garegin Pasdermadjian, the Dashnak leader, had two small books published under his revolutionary name of “Armen Garo” (Armenian Hero) as he waited in Washington for his nation to be provided for by the victorious Allies in Paris. The books were called ‘Why Armenia Should Be Free’ (1918) and ‘Armenia and her Claims to Freedom’ (1919). […]


Is the Good Friday Agreement dead? It has certainly been successfully nullified by the DUP at Westminster. When the Agreement was signed 20 years ago there were two unionist responses to it. The then majority of unionists represented by the Ulster Unionist Party of David Trimble reluctantly signed up to it and attempted to obstruct […]

Dublin Book Launch

BOOK   LAUNCH by the author: Dr Pat Walsh Friday 11 November 2016 7:00 pm The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2  “The Catholic Predicament in ‘Northern Ireland” Volume Two Resurgence 1969-2016   Chair: Mark Langhammer  Belfast Historical & Educational Society  In August 1969 came a pivotal event in the collective experience of the Catholics of […]

Sie wollten den Krieg

Sie wollten den krieg – wie eine kleine britische elite den ersten Weltkrieg vorbereitete. Wolfgang Effenberger, Jim MacGregor (HG.) Dr. Pat Walsh: Schlafwandler? Von wegen! Das Committee of Imperial Defence. Wie Grossbritannien seinen Krieg gegen Deutschland plante. Danke.

Resurgence at Féile an Phobail

I will be giving a talk on Resurgence during Féile an Phobail at St. Mary’s College, Falls Road, Belfast Tuesday 9th August at 1pm Everyone Welcome Dé Mairt 9 Lúnasa, 1.00 i.n. Seoleadh leabhair agus caint i leabhar Pat Walsh ‘Catastrophe’ tugann sé cuntas ar na rudaí a tharla sa Tuaisceart idir 1914 agus 1968. […]

Dublin in Denial

Below is another extract from the final chapter of ‘Resurgence’- part 2 of the Catholic Predicament in ‘Northern Ireland – due out this summer: The scapegoating of Sinn Fein in the South for the conflict in the North has portrayed it as having wantonly began an illegitimate and unnecessary War against a normal system of […]