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August 16, 1917 – Messines worse than the Somme – a costly date for the Ulster and Irish Divisions

A year after the Battle of the Somme, the 36th Ulster Division was a changed force. Whilst there was still a significant number of men from the north of Ireland, many had been wounded two or three times but when they returned to their… Continue Reading “August 16, 1917 – Messines worse than the Somme – a costly date for the Ulster and Irish Divisions”