The Riddle of the Sands In the Ranks of the C I V Welcome to my presentation of two of Erskine Childers best known novels The first of the pair is The Riddle of the Sands written by Childers who at that time was suspicious of Germany and feared i

  • Title: The Riddle of the Sands & In the Ranks of the C.I.V
  • Author: Erskine Childers Shayne
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  • Page: 443
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  • Welcome to my presentation of two of Erskine Childers best known novels The first of the pair is The Riddle of the Sands , written by Childers who, at that time, was suspicious of Germany and feared invasion The book does demonstrate the weakness of the North Sea defences, which were in fact strengthened before the outbreak of World War One Our two main characters CarrWelcome to my presentation of two of Erskine Childers best known novels The first of the pair is The Riddle of the Sands , written by Childers who, at that time, was suspicious of Germany and feared invasion The book does demonstrate the weakness of the North Sea defences, which were in fact strengthened before the outbreak of World War One Our two main characters Carruthers and Davies are at the opposite ends of the then social spectrum but come together to try to find evidence of German intentions in the area of the Frisian Islands Although the book is an excellent read it is better read in the knowledge of the fears that Childers had with regard to German invasion In the Ranks of the C.I.V is a perfect partner to our previous book It is the personal diary of an ordinary soldier in the Boer war What makes this book so fascinating is that the soldier was Childers himself He was later to serve in the RNAS and the RAF where he reached the rank of Major It was during this time that he was to be awarded the DSC.Sadly, after his military career he entered into Irish republicanism His sad end came in November 1922 when he was executed for treason

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      Robert Erskine Childers DSC, universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel The Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War in 1922 He was the son of British Orientalist scholar Robert Caesar Childers the cousin of Hugh Childers and Robert Barton and the father of the fourth President of Ireland, Erskine Hamilton Childers.Childers was a Boer War veteran and was called back to active duty at the start of World War One.

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