Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

2/7/2006

Somme’s special place in NI history

While throughout most of Ireland the year 1916 conjures up the Easter Rising, in Protestant areas north of the border it conveys the Battle of the Somme.

Thousands of Irishmen, both Catholic and Protestant, served in regular army units in the battle, but the exploits of one of the most unusual sections of the British Army, the staunchly Protestant 36 (Ulster) Division, retain an almost mythical status today. for more click here

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