Tag Archives: 1941

Ireland’s Wars: The Glen Of Imaal Disaster

It can often be very easy to view the military forces of any nation as a sterling, professional fighting unit. The uniforms, the guns, the other equipment on display, the impression meant to be experienced is generally one of power, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: German Bombing Of Ireland

In our last entry, we discussed the terrible consequences of the German decision to extend their bombing campaign of the United Kingdom to Belfast. The destruction meted out there would remain long in the memory, serving as a potent reminder … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Belfast Blitz

Even before the invention of air planes, the idea of utilising aircraft in a military context had been the focus of theorists and fiction writers alike, many of whom would spend the time before 1905 and the time after prophesising … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: “Britain Alone” And 1941

When we last discussed the progress of the war proper, it was in the context of the early stages of the conflict, which were characterised by a series of German successes in Poland, Denmark, Norway, the Low Countries and France. … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Pearl Harbor

A day of infamy that made the victim a superpower. Name: The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Also known as the Raid on or Battle of Pearl Harbor). The War: World War II When: 7 December 1941 Where: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, … Continue reading

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