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Today in World History: August 31st

Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands, who ruled from 1890 to 1948, was born on this day in 1880. Her father, the King of the Netherlands, had three children from a previous marriage, but they all died before he did on November 23rd, 1890. 221 more words


Sunday, August 29th 1915

Even in this land one comes across the unexpected sometimes and today an officer asked me if I could drink a glass of sherry.

Really it was delicious and the QMS of the Ross RGA brought me a lovely piece of shortbread and some chocolates. 247 more words

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Tallaght Historical Society 2015/16 Lecture Series

Tuesday 8th September 2015

Defending Ireland from the Irish   James Devitt

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Calligraphy: Codes and Catastrophies  David Smith

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Local History Societies' News

A Salford Story: Jack Trenbath

I had the privilege of reading and transcribing the letters sent home from the front by Jack Trenbath, of Pendleton, Salford. By reading his extensive correspondence I noticed how many of his letters reflected the familiar themes, such as the expectation of a quick end to the conflict, but also surprising and interesting stories, such as the being on the wrong end of exploding “minnies”. 3,200 more words

World War One

Wednesday, August 25th 1915

Water is frightfully scarce  and every night after dark we have to take it up to the trenches in petrol tins, water bags and anything else we can get. 132 more words

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