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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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‘Murphy’s Sub’

After all those years. We followed up on every bar-room story, endless tales by fishermen, and all of the mucky folklore that was ever recounted about this wreck – that of a submarine lying on the Arklow Bank. Probably known to many now, a much abbreviated version of the tale goes as follows. In 1917 […]
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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 […]