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Head to the Hexagon Theatre to see the dark satire, 'The Last Outpost'

Running at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Pietermaritzburg campus from Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27 at 7pm is The Last Outpost… 251 more words

It was the war to end all peace

Given my interest in military history, as well as the dubious honour I was given of pursuing a University- subsidized Master’s course in Visual Arts, I decided to make my area of focus the First World War. 75 more words

Brush And Ink

British troops arrive in Estonia as German spy chief warns of Russian troop build up

British troops began a long-term deployment to Estonia on Saturday as Germany’s intelligence chief warned Russia had doubled its military presence on its Western border. 386 more words


#OTD in 1921 – Irish War of Independence: The Battle of Brunswick Street.

Dublin awoke on the morning to 14th March 1921, to the news that six IRA Volunteers, captured in an ambush at Drumcondra two months before, had been hanged, including Francis Xavier Flood, Thomas Bryan, Patrick Doyle, Bernard Ryan and Dermot O’Sullivan. 855 more words

Irish History

#OTD in 1921 – Francis Xavier Flood was executed by hanging in Mountjoy Gaol.

Francis Xavier Flood, known as Frank, was a 1st Lieutenant in the Dublin Active Service Brigade during the Irish War of Independence. He was executed by the British authorities in Mountjoy Gaol and was one of the men commonly referred to as ‘The Forgotten Ten’. 328 more words

Irish History

Spring's Tease

Only for a moment, to allow March’s lamb to bring it in!

Sap buckets are ready!

A walk along the dike offers reflections..

And of course, the watchful British soldiers return and occupy!

1921 – The bodies of three British soldiers killed by the IRA are found near Woodford, Co Galway.

There has long been discussion whether the three soldiers were deserters or spies.

The bodies of three British soldiers; Privates Williams, Walker and Morgan of the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, were discovered by a farmer on the Woodford to Cahir road near the shores of Lough Attorick at Poolagoond near the Clare/Galway border. 215 more words

Irish History