Saturday November 23, 2019

The bitter taste of victory

Few accounts of the final stand by the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising on Dublin’s Moore Street bother to mention Bridget McKane, a 16year-old girl who was sheltering with her family when their cottage door was shot open by a volunteer, who killed

31st January, 2009

Liberation: The Bitter Road to Freedom, Europe 1944-1945

By William I Hitchcock Faber, €30

Few accounts of the final stand by the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising on Dublin’s Moore Street bother to mention Bridget McKane, a 16 year-old girl who was sheltering with her family when their cottage door was shot open by a volunteer, who killed her and gravely wounded her father.

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