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Friday, November 11, 2016

Staff of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) who fell in World War I and World War II

Below is a photograph of a plaque in Connolly Station: the primary railway station in Dublin, Ireland. 

I thought it a fitting image for Veterans Day / Armistice Day. It is a side of Ireland that is little known. 

It reads: "In memory of the following members of the Staff of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) who laid down their lives for their Country in the Great War, 1914-1919 <names> Also the Following who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Second World War. 1939-1945 <names>". 

On two prior occasions, I have written on these issues: 

Seth Barrett Tillman, Ireland and World War II, The New Reform Club (Sept. 19, 2016, 2:34 PM),; and, 

Glenn Reynolds, This Doesn’t Reflect Well on Ireland: Why Irish Soldiers Who Fought Hitler Hide Their Medals: An Update from Seth Barrett Tillman, Instapundit (Jan. 2, 2012, 6:16 PM),


Twitter: ( @SethBTillman ) 

My prior post: Seth Barrett Tillman, A Summary of the 2016 Governors Races, State Legislative Races, and State-level Death Penalty Referenda, The New Reform Club (Nov. 11, 2016, 5:15 AM). [here]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The valor of Eire knows few limits, as the men of that Island fought for the right, at home for their freedom, and abroad for the freedom of others. Viva los San Patricios!