#OnThisDay 1940 Captain Jenico Preston 16th Viscount Gormanston, aged 25 from Meath, drowned leading his men to Dunkirk during the evacuation. They had been pulling out of the town of Igoville. He has no known grave.
His brother Stephen, a Lieutenant in the Irish Guards was killed at Anzio in 1944 aged 23.
I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now.
I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in.
Hope you enjoy.
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