29/4/1916 Easter Rising: Pearse surrenders

In Dublin the Easter Rising is drawing to a close. Its leaders have abandoned the General Post Office on Sackville Street: the position had become untenable after shelling from the British gunboat the Helga had set it ablaze. After spending the night on nearby Moore Street, Patrick Pearse, the rebels’ leader, accepts the inevitable. He decides to surrender, in order to prevent further needless loss of life.

As the rebels are marched away into captivity, there are instances of them being jeered by passing Dubliners.

Pearse surrenders on behalf of all the rebels. The British arrange for him to send orders to surrender to the various remaining garrisons.

image sources:

Pearse surrenders (South Dublin Public Libraries)

Rebels under British army escort (Wikipedia)

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