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Mountbatten: Murdered by the Irish Republican Army Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Tuesday, 09 August 2011

It is almost 32 years since the foul murder of Lord Louis Mountbatten on 27 August 1979 , a murder justified as an "execution" by the only prominent foreign  campaigner in the 1999 republican referendum in Australia, Gerry Adams.

Lord Mountbatten was not only Prince Phillip's uncle; he was an Admiral of the Fleet, a statesman, and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Second World War South East Asian Command from 1943 to 1946. During his command the Japanese invasion of India was defeated and Burma re-occupied.

In 1947, under the Labour government of Clement Atlee, he was made the last Viceroy of the India with the mission of leading  the Indian Empire to independence as India and Pakistan. The Indian government  honoured him by recommending that  he become the first  Governor-General of an independent India, a position he held with distinction.

From 1954 until 1959 he was First Sea Lord, a position once held by his father, Prince Louis of Battenberg.

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[ Viceroy and Vicereine of India ]


In  the summer of 1979, on a sailing holiday in the Republic of Ireland, he was murdered by the Irish Republican Army. And yet, he was favourable to the re-unification of Ireland.

The documentary below explores the events surrounding the bomb explosion, which took the life of not only Lord Mountbatten, but also his 14-year-old grandson Nicholas Knatchbull, a 15-year-old cabin boy and 83-year-old Baroness Brabourne. Nicholas Knatchbull's mother and father, along with his twin brother Timothy, survived the explosion but were seriously injured.



....Gerry Adams...




Gerry Adams justified the murder, which he deemed an "execution": 

"The IRA gave clear reasons for the execution. I think it is unfortunate that anyone has to be killed, but the furore created by Mountbatten's death showed up the hypocritical attitude of the media establishment. As a member of the House of Lords, Mountbatten was an emotional figure in both British and Irish politics.

"What the IRA did to him is what Mountbatten had been doing all his life to other people; and with his war record I don't think he could have objected to dying in what was clearly a war situation. He knew the danger involved in coming to this country. In my opinion, the IRA achieved its objective: people started paying attention to what was happening in Ireland
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...murders young Australians...




The republican army outraged Australian public opinion when they apologised for the murder in the Netherlands of  two young Australians whom they assumed were British soldiers, but refused to hand over thier murderers. This was the subject of a Channel 7 investigation. The Irish Republican murderers have not been punished and are living in Ireland.




...campaigns for Yes vote in 1999...


When Gerry Adams came to Australia to be the only prominent foreigner to campaign for the Yes case in the 1999 referendum, ACM argued - unsuccesfully - that the republican movement, the ARM, should disassociate themselves from him.

(Part 2 follows)

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Resistance heroine Nancy Wake dies Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 09 August 2011

Australian World War II heroine Nancy Wake has died at a nursing home in London aged 98: a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 8 August 2011

 

Nancy Wake, who died at the age of 98 in London on 7 August, 2011,  was a legendary World War II hero.  Born in New Zealand, her family moved to Australia when she was two.

Soon after, her father went back to New Zealand, leaving Nancy’s mother to raise her six children. Nancy worked as a nurse until 1932, when an aunt in New Zealand bequeathed her a sum of money which allowed her to fulfill her ambition of travelling to Europe.

She lived in Paris working as a journalist, and later married a wealthy French industrialist, Henri Fiocca. In 1933 she went to Vienna to interview Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany. In Vienna Wake saw Jews chained to huge wheels, being whipped by Nazi troops. She realised the terrible danger Hitler posed and devoted herself to defeating the evil she had seen.

In 1939 when World War II broke out Nancy Wake joined the French Resistance, not an official army but a citizen army formed to fight the Nazis. Wake fled France as the Nazis discovered she was helping Jews escape using an old ambulance she had bought.

After Nancy Wake left France the Nazis tortured and killed her husband, Henri, as he would not betray the activities and whereabouts of his wife.


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Demand that Constitution acknowledge settlers took Australia from indigenous people Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Saturday, 06 August 2011

Former Australian of the Year Mick Dodson wants the constitution to acknowledge that Australia was taken from Indigenous people without their consent: ABC News, 5 August 2011 .

 
Second Royal Wedding Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Members of the Royal family and leading rugby players attended the wedding in Edinburgh on 30 July of Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall  who met in Australia .

On Friday, ACM supporters crammed into Sydney's Sir Stamford Hotel to celebrate the event in true highland style. The following reports were broadcast by ITN, the leading world TV news service.

 
 

  
 
Our Royal Anthem Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Thursday, 14 July 2011

God Save The Queen is the Royal Anthem of Australia, Canada, Jamaica and Tuvalu, and the National Anthem of the UK. At different times it has been used officially in other countries and not only in the British Empire.

 
The Queen visits The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Friday, 01 July 2011
Her Majesty meets soldiers and their families at their barracks in St John's Wood ahead of their move to Woolwich. A report from The Royal Channel.

 
ACM Update 1 July 2011 Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Friday, 01 July 2011
Young ACM Spokesman, Jai Martinkovits, updates on the latest ACM activities and news.
 
The Queen and Prince Philip at No. 10 Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Number 10 to attend a lunch to celebrate the Prince's recent 90th birthday:  report from ITN News London

 

 
Immigrants and the Crown: ACM experience changed me, says Tony Abbott Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Sunday, 26 June 2011

The Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott,  says his experience with Australians for Constitutional Monarchy changed him.

"Over the years, there are two significant issues on which I’ve changed my mind, said Tony Abbott on 25 June 2011. “ In both cases, I’m confident, on the prompting of the “better angels” of our nature.”

One was immigration, the other paid parental leave.

The Leader of the Federal Opposition was addressing the Federal Council of the Liberal Party in Canberra.

This video extract was broadcast on 26 June 2011 by Andrew Bolt in The Bolt Report, a high rating and new current affairs programme on the National Ten network.




...Australians for Constitutional Monarchy.... 




“With Geoffrey Blayney, I used to worry that multiculturalism would leave us a 'nation of tribes,' Mr. Abbott said.

“That was before I became Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy and discovered that some of the Crown’s strongest supporters had not been born under it.


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“Liberals should never be more proud of our country than when migrants choose Australia.

“They are the ultimate vindication of our country as a land of hope, reward and opportunity. 

“Migrants to Australia have always been determined to make the most of their new home by working hard, starting businesses and raising families."

 

 
The republic is not dead. It is just resting. Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Thursday, 23 June 2011

[ Opinion polls indicate that support for even a vague undefined republic has collapsed in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. This column was the subject of a comment in the popular Strewth column in The Australian on 25 June 2011 under the heading 'Pining for the fjords' . The comment began:

"ONE thing we weren't prepared for yesterday was Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy appropriating Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch, the republic playing the feathered 'not dead, just resting' role."  ]



A customer enters a republic shop.

 

Customer: 'Ello, I wish to register a complaint. 



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(The owner does not respond.)

 

C: 'Ello, Miss?

 

Owner: What do you mean "Miss"?

 

C: (pause) I'm sorry, I have a cold. I wish to register a complaint!

 

O: We're closin' for lunch.

 

C: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this republic what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

 

O: Oh yes, the, uh, the Keating-Turnbull...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?

 

C: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!

 

O: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.

 
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