Burning the diabolical 'News of the World'
In this episode we meet the Angelic Warfare Association, whose newspaper burning caused a stir in 1926 and 1927. Emulating protest burnings of previous decades, these young men targeted a British Sunday newspaper, the News of the World.
- There were way more incidents of newspapers burnings than book bonfires.
- The real truth about post-independence Ireland is that everyone was reading the News of the World.
- Angelic Warfare was a boy’s sodality, so think of the Scouts, with extra praying.
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