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Castle Archdale And Fermanagh In World War II

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Fermanagh is s lakeland county sitting snugly in the North West of Ireland. In the sixteenth century it was the gateway to Ulster, while in the twentieth, for one short period, it was the gateway to the Atlantic. The outcome of the second world war could have been different but for the presence of the Coastal Command base at Castle Archdale. Here were based the Catalinas, Sunderlands, and airmen who waged an unrelentless war against the U-boats in the North Atlantic.
It is said that Fermanagh folk are continually people at a crossroads. This was certainly true for the war period. Many people passed through the county. With them the locals worked, laughed, joked, danced, mourned and prayed.
This story is a glimpse of six years which brought the county to the fore in the second world war, and the battle against Hitler.
Breege McCluster's painstaking and diligent research, has produced a book full of anecdotal reminiscences and unique photographs which will fill a void for the second world war period in Fermanagh.

Item details

Author(s):
McCusker, Greege
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Necarne Press

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Fermanagh is s lakeland county sitting snugly in the North West of Ireland. In the sixteenth century it was the gateway to Ulster, while in the twentieth, for one short period, it was the gateway to the Atlantic. The outcome of the second world war could have been different but for the presence of the Coastal Command base at Castle Archdale. Here were based the Catalinas, Sunderlands, and airmen who waged an unrelentless war against the U-boats in the North Atlantic.
It is said that Fermanagh folk are continually people at a crossroads. This was certainly true for the war period. Many people passed through the county. With them the locals worked, laughed, joked, danced, mourned and prayed.
This story is a glimpse of six years which brought the county to the fore in the second world war, and the battle against Hitler.
Breege McCluster's painstaking and diligent research, has produced a book full of anecdotal reminiscences and unique photographs which will fill a void for the second world war period in Fermanagh.

Author(s):
McCusker, Greege
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Necarne Press

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