#OTD in 1898 – Birth of soldier and film producer, Emmet Dalton (he also died on 4 March 1978).

Dalton served in the British Army in the First World War, reaching the rank of Major. However, on his return to Ireland he became one of the senior figures in the Dublin Brigade of the guerrilla IRA which fought against British rule in Ireland. He was a close associate of Michael Collins and travelled separately […]

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#OTD in 1898 – Birth of soldier and film producer, Emmet Dalton (he also died on 4 March 1978).

Dalton served in the British Army in the First World War, reaching the rank of Major. However, on his return to Ireland he became one of the senior figures in the Dublin Brigade of the guerrilla IRA which fought against British rule in Ireland. He was a close associate of Michael Collins and travelled separately […]

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1898 – Birth of soldier and film producer, Emmet Dalton (he also died on 4 March 1978).

Dalton served in the British Army in the First World War, reaching the rank of Major. However, on his return to Ireland he became one of the senior figures in the Dublin Brigade of the guerrilla IRA which fought against British rule in Ireland. He was a close associate of Michael Collins and travelled separately […]

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Remembering Michael Collins who was born on this date in 1890. @JohnnyMcEvoy

‘Ballad of Michael Collins’ (Johnny McEvoy) The curlew stood silent and unseen in the long damp grass. And he looked down on the road below him that wound its way through Bael na mBlath. And he heard the young men shouting and cursing, running backwards and forwards, dodging and weaving and ducking the bullets that […]

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1716 – Birth of Lord George Sackville (Germain), soldier, politician and MP for Portarlington.

George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville PC (26 January 1716 – 26 August 1785), known as Lord George Sackville until 1770 and as Lord George Germain from 1770 to 1782, was a British soldier and politician who was Secretary of State for America in Lord North’s cabinet during the American War of Independence. His ministry received […]

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