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Why was Dunkirk evacuation a historic victory?

The successful evacuation of British forces faced with annihilation by the German army, from Dunkirk in 1940, eventually proved a turning point in World War II. 58 more words

Health And Education

Roger Casement's Last Dying Wish

Roger Casement’s last dying wish to be buried at Murlough Bay, Co Antrim, would never happen due to Unionist opposition, however, a sod of turf was removed from Murlough (the resting place of St Maloge) and placed in his coffin when he was re-interred in Glasnevin Cemetery. 110 more words

Irish History

Sabres and Smoke: The War of 1812-Kickstarter campaign live

Following up on my earlier post about the upcoming strategy game, Sabres and Smoke: The War of 1812, I wanted to share in a brief post that the… 230 more words

British Forces

Don´t Bottle It Up

Campaign which aims to take the stigma out of mental health problems by the UK armed forces.

More than eight out of 10 veterans would be too embarrassed to admit to having a mental health problem, according to the military charity Combat Stress.

By Defence Health Promotion (2011)

#OTD in 1798 – United Irishman Rebellion: The rebels are defeated at Tara Hill; this marks the end of the rebellion in Co Meath.

The Battle of Tara Hill was fought on the evening of 26 May 1798 between British forces and Irish rebels involved in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in a heavy defeat for the rebels and the end of the rebellion in Co Meath. 353 more words

Irish History

#OTD in 1916 – Easter Rebellion: British Troops move into Dublin.

One day after the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is read by Pádraig Pearse on Easter Monday and a day of limited activity, British authorities start to take action. 448 more words

Irish History