Anzacs and Ireland. By Jeff Kildea, Cork University Press, €29
At the end of September, the Laurentic, a Harland and Wolff built armed merchant cruiser sunk by a German mine in Lough Swilly in 1917, found itself again in the news when one of its cannons was hoisted from the deep, renewing interest again in the 220 kilos of gold never recovered from the ship’s cargo.
Among the 354 sailors and marines who died were...
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