All Blog Posts Tagged 'WWII' (7)


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From Dunkirk to Nagasaki, The Long War of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy

Aidan MacCarthy crouched low in the air raid shelter he and the other prisoners of war had dug themselves. They had seen two American B-29 bombers flying toward the city of Nagasaki before they went into the shelter. A few POWs had stayed outside, though, wanting…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments


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'In Harm’s Way': America’s Greatest Submarine Commander

Richard Hetherington O'Kane (below-right, in his Annapolis graduation photo) was born on February 2, 1911 in Dover, New Hampshire, a town near the Atlantic coast with a population of about 13,000 at the time. His father, Dr. Walter Collins O'Kane, was a…

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Added by Joe Gannon on October 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Great Escape - Irish Style

As a child, "The Great Escape" was one film that never failed to entertain me. Aside from a stellar cast that included Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough (above), Charles Bronson, James Garner and a host of…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 22, 2015 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

The 38th Irish Brigade in WWII -- Letters Home from the War

I am a new member of TheWildGeese.Irish, and I am so interested in the history of Ireland. My Father…

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Added by Adrienne Siemer on April 18, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free 'Reveille' Subscription: The Third Winner Is...

Reveille Magazine, is Ireland's ONLY Military History Magazine.

Reveille presents Ireland's military story by bringing you eyewitness accounts from veterans, travelling to military heritage sites, and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 17, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Irish Mariners' Story of Nazi Brutality Gets Renewed Focus

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The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society are a docklands-based history group who believe in digging where we stand. We believe that the history of Dublin Docks and the surrounding communities of East Wall, North Wall,…

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Added by Declan Byrne on September 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

The Irish Survivor of Hiroshima

We’re marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. And yes, an Irish national --- Julia Canny a.k.a. Sister Mary of Saint Isaac Jogues --- was present and survived. My story together with the accompanying photographs (reproduced…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 7:00pm — 14 Comments

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