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All Measures Necessary (Part III of III)

All Measures Necessary Part III   A Cry From The Past                                                                                      The war in Part I was a world war. Categorised, as it seemed that, all of the countries in the world were at war, which was not the case. Just like today, many countries were little affected and just got on with […]
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All Measures Necessary ( Part 1 of III)

ALL MEASURES NECESSARY  Parts I, II & III   Author’s Note Part I and Part II , contain a collection of reports from a time when a terrible disease spread throughout the world. They said it began just as WWI was ending, and they called it ‘flu’. It was a particular strain of what was […]
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“The South Arklow Light Vessel has Disappeared”

Accurate, but defying an explanation, the announcement as it appears above, was posted in the Custom House, Dublin, on March 31, 1917. Its brevity can be partly explained by war time secrecy, and an importance in preventing the general public and the German navy becoming familiar with British naval matters. The statement did nevertheless indicate […]
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U-Boats Sink the Mail-Boat Leinster and Others in the Irish Channel

The Atlantic Gateway  (Jim Phelan 1941) When ships crossed the channel between Ireland and England during WWI, they were attacked and sunk by German submarines. The loss of ships, Irish or not, with civilians, service men and women, was not only condemned by those considered to be ‘West Brits’, but anger and a sense of […]