Tag: Kitchener

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… Continue Reading “June 05 – NI men who died with Kitchener. Rome freed. Roll of Honour”

June 5 – On this day

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.