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The Great War

Gheluvelt

One of the quirks behind Gheluvelt was not alone was our Donegal freind of Longford extraction in the field, but it was …

This Far and No Farther

World War One was a savage conflict, and long before the invention and application of Blitzkrieg the Germans were “masters of shell …

1916 – War and Revolution

1916 – a year to most Remembered for slaughter of the Somme Youth sacrificed by generals incompetence Against the odds sent to …

Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a hanam

Remembering the fallen Irish of both world wars, who were forgotton due to the stigma of being in the British Army Their …

Bones in the Sun

I was at a remembrance service for April 8th, a decade or more ago, – the commemorative day for victims of the …

Those Little Boats Goliaths Faced

Those little boats Goliath’s faced Commandeered and commanded by brave men Who risked their lives to save others lives So they could …

Sleuthing for the German Reillys

ne of the tragic and most interesting things to come out of the Great War and the Second World War was the …

A Spirit Stands, Unheard, Unseen

A spirit stands, unheard unseen Watching over those he’s left behind, As on their knees their prayers they say With him upon …

Paris Doorway: Red Light

Young soldiers facing death worried not about sin when heading into battle, many of whom never had being in a relationship, and …

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