American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"Michael Collins" (1996)


de Valera Takes the Case Against Treaty Ratification to the Irish People at Thurles


de Valera: This treaty bars the way to the Republic with the blood of fellow Irishmen!

And if it is only with civil war that we can get our independence,

Then so be it!

The Volunteers will have to wade through Irish blood,

Through the blood of some members of this government,

In order to get Irish freedom!

Image of Éamon de Valera speaking against treaty ratification

Movie Speeches

Online Speech Bank

American Rhetoric Home

© Copyright 2001-Present. 
American Rhetoric.
HTML transcription by Michael E. Eidenmuller.
All rights reserved.