June 5. NI men died with Kitchener. Rome freed. D-Day weather. Roll of Honour

Robert Doherty, of Coleraine, was among the twelve NI men who died with Kitchener in HMS Hampshire in 1916. They included Hugh McNally, a young RN doctor, who was also 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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