#OnThisDay 1945 James McGinnes, a diver from Belfast, left the midget submarine XE3 & attached a limpet mine to Japanese cruiser Takao. 30 mins later, he returned to his sub & then volunteered to remove faulty mines. For this he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
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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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