D-Day through the accounts of Lisburn’s Billy Moore of the Royal Ulster Rifles. Eisenhower’s Message to the forces. Stats in graphic form and On This Day account. Photo – Montgomery addresses his Irish soldiers.
A 19-year-old Irish Fusilier from Lisburn was wounded twice by Christmas 1914. He died this day in 1915 at Hooge. Today is the anniversary of five RAF aircrew from NI whose remains rest in Dunboe, Oxfordshire, France, and Egypt. Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower comments… Continue Reading “May 10 – Roll of Honour”
1916 – Kitchener lost. 1940 – Battle for France. 1941 – 12,970 UK taken prisoner Crete. 1942 – Germans besiege Sevastopol. 1944 – Go ahead order for D Day. 150,000 Allied troops board ships all across southern England for the invasion of France.