#OnThisDay 1901 John Barry VC from Kilkenny died in battle. While surrounded by Boers, Private Barry rendered his Maxim machine-gun useless to prevent it being turned on his own men, but was killed while doing so. For this he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
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Hi, 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. View all posts by theirishatwar