From ............ National Catholic Reporter
December 27, 1996 / January 3, 1997
Michael Collins (he in the Liam Neeson movie) is sometimes called the father of modern guerrilla warfare. In Tim Pat Coogan's biography of him, Collins is quoted as saying, "Any man who has revenge in his heart is not fit to be a Volunteer."
Volunteer Charlie Dalton, who arranged some of the first executions of Irish informers, later recalled:
"Knowing their fate I felt great pity for them. .... I remembered I had not been to Mass. I slipped out, and in the silence before the altar, I thought over our morning's work and offered a prayer for the fallen."
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