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The Irish Army Today.
I read an article in today’s newspaper about the Irish Army and the serious shortage of uniforms. At a recent state funeral in Dublin soldiers had to scramble to borrow, mix and match pieces of uniform in order to appear … Continue reading
Battle of the River Plate
Over the week end I watched an old movie that was filmed around 1956. The title was Battle of the River Plate, it was the first major sea battle of the second world war. The hunt for the German Pocket … Continue reading
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