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Michael Collins ("The Big Fella") A leader of the Irish Rebellion. Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty. Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.

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Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance & Teachta Dala (TD) for Cork South in the First Dail of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, & member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government & Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. Throughout this time, he was also President of the Irish Republican Army. Collins was shot & killed in August 1922.

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The Easter Uprising, as it came to be known, was soon put down by a wave of British troops and Michael Collins was sent to a Welsh prison.

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Rare video of Michael Collins on the day he “signed his own death warrant” http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Rare-video-of-Michael-Collins-on-the-day-he-signed-his-own-death-warrant.html

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