Henrik Andersson wrote:But the germans tyr to support the uprising?
Sorry not to respond sooner, but I just noticed this thread.
The Germans did in fact try to support the Easter Rising, but it was rather halfhearted. Sir Roger Casement, an Irish nationalist, attempted to raise an "Irish Brigade" from POWs but was unable to do so. The Germans meanwhile took 10000 rifles, 10 machine guns, and ammunition that were captured from the Russians on the Eastern Front and loaded them on a ship bound for Queenstown (now known as Cobh). Although the ship was manned by German sailors, there were no German officers/men otherwise sent to help train the Irish. The British had captured German codes from a German cruiser wrecked in 1914 and were aware of what was happening. The supply ship was intercepted by the Royal Navy off the coast of Ireland before the cargo could be offloaded and she was scuttled to avoid capture. Casement, meanwhile was separately transported to the Irish coast on the submarine U-19, but captured shortly upon landing and hanged in 1916.
Much more detail on German support (or lack thereof), admittedly written more like a Boys Own yarn than a scholarly account but good nonetheless, can be found in "Rebels: The Irish Rising of 1916" by Peter de Rosa.