June 05 – NI men who died with Kitchener. Rome freed. Roll of Honour

The 12 NI men who died with Kitchener in HMS Hampshire in 1916 included a young doctor who was the Commanding Officer of the Irish National Volunteers in Belfast. On this day in 1944, Rome celebrated its liberation and a Royal Air Force meteorologist recommended to Dwight D Eisenhower that Overlord be postponed one day to June 6 because of bad weather. Photo – Kitchener Memorial, Marwick, Orkney


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