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ON THIS DATE (5TH DECEMBER) 97 YEARS AGO : TRUCE AND TREATY AND THE PARTING OF THE WAYS. On Monday, 5th of December in 1921 – 97 years ago on this date – in Downing Street in London, the then … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (28TH NOVEMBER) 98 YEARS AGO : BLACK AND TANS REMOVE THEIR MURDER VICTIMS’ BODIES TO BURN THEM. The 28th November in 1920 – 98 years ago on this date – was a Sunday, and it was on … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (21ST NOVEMBER) 98 YEARS AGO : BRITISH SPIES EXECUTED IN DUBLIN. Members of the British ‘Cairo/Special Gang’, pictured, who were executed in Dublin by the IRA on the 21st November 1920, 98 years ago today. Serving British … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (7TH NOVEMBER) 95 YEARS AGO – LAST LETTER FROM AN IRA HUNGER-STRIKER. “Dearest Br. Miceal, Thanks ever so much. I really can’t find words to explain adequately my gratitude for your prompt response to my appeal for … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (31ST OCTOBER) 45 YEARS AGO : ‘UP LIKE A BIRD’! The ‘Alouette II’ helicopter (pictured) which the IRA used on the 31st October 1973 – 45 years ago on this date – to rescue three Irish republicans … Continue reading

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26TH OCTOBER 2018 : AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIT BACK. “I assume that at some point in the future, I might do it again (in Quebec, they call it the “Parti nul” option). But it also affirms something I’ve believed for … Continue reading

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ON THIS DATE (10TH OCTOBER) 49 YEARS AGO : UNHINGED ‘POLICING REPORT’ PUBLISHED. British ‘Baron’ Brigadier Henry Cecil John Hunt CBE DSO ETC (!)(pictured – full title/name -‘Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine’) was born in Simla … Continue reading

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