Category Archives: Belfast Blitz

Dark September

I used my good friends book title for my blog today. “Dark September” by Brendan G O’Brien. It is an alternate history tale of the Second World War. For me, September 1939 was a very dark time in our history. … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author.

Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me” Posted on April 6, 2019 by irishroverpei Interview With Author Frederick Ben Rodgers by NFReads.com http://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-frederick-ben-rodgers/ Introduction I was born in Belfast N.I on 15th January 1939 delivered at home by Dr Frederick … Continue reading

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Didn’t earn it can’t Wear it?????

Those are words I have often heard from other veterans and legion members, if you didn’t earn it you can’t wear it. Now, I agree if a person in uniform or perhaps legion blazer wears a medal not earned, yes … Continue reading

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Memories of D Day.

My memories of D Day are much different from the brave soldiers that landed in Normandy. My beach was in Padstow in Cornwall. I arrived in Padstow in mid April 1944 the village was a restricted area. My sister and … Continue reading

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Interview with the Author. “Lily and Me”

Interview With Author Frederick Ben Rodgers by NFReads.com http://www.nfreads.com/interview-with-author-frederick-ben-rodgers/ Introduction I was born in Belfast N.I on 15th January 1939 delivered at home by Dr Frederick Smith, for whom I was named. We lived in one of the thousands of … Continue reading

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Lily and Me

Looking for a good book to read or maybe a present for family or friend? This might be just what you are looking for. Although a memoir, it is definitely not stuffy or boring, as one might, at first think. … Continue reading

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A Good Read.

My Book – Lily & Me Now available as an E-Book. Go to http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/irishrover Truly a great story if you decide to buy, you will not regret it. A wonderful gift for Christmas and other occasions. Although a memoir, it … Continue reading

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History Repeating Itself.

(1) Trump-Make America Great Again.  Adolph Hitler-Creating a Master Race.  (2)Trump-Nationalism. Adolph Hitler-National socialism (NAZIS)  (3) Trump-Fake News.  Adolph Hitler-policy of Gleichschaltung.(control of free press)  (4) Trump-Anti immigration policy aimed at non white races. Adolph Hitler-Anti Jewish Policy.  (5) Trump-Supporter … Continue reading

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Jehovah Witness Objections to Remembrance

This incident occurred four years ago, and I think its time we re-post it for those who still think Remembrance is Glorifying War? Regarding the Jehovah Witness’s Objection to Remembrance Posted on November 10, 2014 by irishroverpei I posted comments … Continue reading

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Bangers and Mash

This is a short story of a visit to my doctor seeking treatment for a case of shingles on the right side of my head (very painful). I’d had shingles in the same place many years ago. You may however, … Continue reading

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