British threat was very real
Published 19/10/2010 | 05:00
As predictable as eggs at Easter, Niall Ginty ('Enough with anti-Brit rhetoric', Letters, October 12), in a pious and bigoted rant, displays a virulent intolerance of those who have not yet succumbed to the incessant propaganda and revisionism that tells us that British and Irish soldiers are, in fact, one, interchangeable, convertible unit.
Mr Ginty's political blindness is not a matter of visual impairment but of political denial.
The Great War, which Mr Ginty suggests was a result of "the expansionist plans of czars and kaisers", had a further ingredient -- the insatiable appetite of the British Empire to expand into the African continent and to challenge German hegemony there.