Valera Speaks Little Irish (03:18)
Eamon de Valera introduces viewers to the Irish language. He jokes about women and secrets.
Gaelic League (02:46)
Eamon de Valera discusses the Gaelic League's role in the language movement and the Irish independence movement. He gives details of the Dublin uprising.
Ireland's Independence. (01:54)
Elections take place in 1918 and an overwhelming majority support establishing a Republic. Eamon de Valera is elected president and travels to America to seek financial help.
Eamon de Valera's Government Mission (02:09)
Eamon de Valera receives $6 million loan from America but fails to achieve recognition at that time. He discusses his partners in restructuring Ireland.
Eamon de Valera's Briefcase (01:43)
Eamon de Valera has carried the same briefcase since 1919.
Ireland's Serious Problems 1955 (02:38)
Eamon de Valera discusses the restoration of the Irish language, unity of Ireland, and dissolution of partition. He says that partition solves nothing.
Solution to Partition and America's Support (02:55)
Eamon de Valera believes and transfer of power to an all Ireland parliament well help restore unity. America gives a message of support to de Valera and the people of Ireland.
Ireland's Development 1955 (02:17)
Eamon de Valera seeks the development and use of natural resources and industries. He believes in religious tolerance.
Eamon de Valera and Peace (02:23)
Eamon de Valera belives small nations have a great interest in peace. He greatly admires Mahatma Gandhi and has been compared to Abraham Lincoln.
Eamon de Valera Disclaims Knowledge of Politics (02:09)
Eamon de Valera believes that noble means need practical ideas. He discusses the implications of war.
Irish Language Indicator (03:33)
Eamon de Valera explains the meaning of wearing an Irish Circle on one's clothing; it is an indicator Irish language knowledge.
A Saying for a Pure Ireland (01:05)
Eamon de Valera translates an Irish saying discussing God's council.
Credits: A Conversation with Eamon de Valera—From NBC’s Wisdom Series (00:16)
Credits: A Conversation with Eamon de Valera—From NBC’s Wisdom Series
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