In this centenary year it is worth remembering theenigmatic Captain Jack White (1879-1946), co-founder of the Irish Citizen Armyduring the Irish Transport Workers’ Union strike in 1913. White, paradoxically,came from Protestant Ascendancy stock and won distinction in the British Armyin the Boer War.
Misfit tells the story of his earlyyears. He arrived in Dublin at a key period in Irish history, the DublinLock-Out, when the Dublin Employer's Federation had locked workers out of theirjobs in an attempt by employers to break the power of the Jim Larkin led TradeUnions. There he met James Connolly, became a socialist, and used his militaryskills to set up the Irish Citizen Army.