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National Memorial Arboretum
By Chris Elliott……..
It seems hardly a week goes by now when we receive messages and information from readers who have stories to share or are looking to make contact with past friends and increasingly we are finding we are able to help them publish their memories of the past often after further research and also help unite people after almost a lifetime apart.. 205 more words
1916 – Pádraig Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol.
First of the 1916 rebels are executed after being found guilty of taking part “in an armed rebellion … for the purposes of assisting the enemy.” That they were involved in armed rebellion is beyond doubt, but the primary purpose of the Rising was in support of the declaration of “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland” as stated in the Proclamation which Pádraig Pearse read in front of the GPO on 24 April. 240 more words
Giuseppe Torcasio Italian forces a NCO/candidate officer in uniform with the corps heavy artillery regiment insignia on his peaked visor cap,WWII North Africa..
Giuseppe Torcasio was in the Italian heavy artillery regiment: A.S.42 ” type division a World War II veteran who saw action in Tobruk and The Battles for El Alamein North Africa. 48 more words
For long periods of the Second World War, the Royal Air Force were the only British Military Service capable of striking back against the onward march of Nazi Germany. 246 more words