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  • [Letter] Wartime memories

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...247817789.html
    Wartime memories

    Madam, ā€“ I would like to make contact with Irish citizens who served with the British and Allied armed forces during the second World War who would be willing to talk to me about their experiences. Iā€™m especially keen to hear from men (or their families) who served in the Irish defence forces, prior to joining the British/Allied armed services.

    My next book, which is about Irish soldiers during the second World War, will be published early next year.

    I can be contacted in connection with this at 085 7354594 or telfordbear@hotmail.com, or at the address below. ā€“ Yours, etc,

    ROBERT WIDDERS,

    1 Kilteragh,

    Dooradoyle, Limerick.
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

  • #2
    An interesting project.

    I wonder how many Irish Citizens are still alive that served in WW2. Come to think of it, how many still with us today from WW1??

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    • #3
      I believe the number of surviving WW1 soldiers is either 3 or 5 worldwide. After all, it ended 91 years ago, and the youngest recorded soldier was 14 or 15.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
        I believe the number of surviving WW1 soldiers is either 3 or 5 worldwide. After all, it ended 91 years ago, and the youngest recorded soldier was 14 or 15.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivi...of_World_War_I

        8 total, 4 of which saw action.

        I note that the last Canadian, Australian and American veterans are entitled to state funerals. I wonder will the last remaining British veteran get the same.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Barry View Post
          [url] I wonder will the last remaining British veteran get the same.
          It's had full cross party support for many years but I dont see much hope from the higher echelons.

          If the Queen Mum was not afford one, then it's highly doubtful.

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