#OnThisDay 1917 Nearly 200 Connaught Rangers set out on a failed raid on German lines at Kemmel, “cheerfully tucking green miniature Irish flags into their caps”. Among the dead was Sgt Augustine Hackett. The Germans allowed the bodies to be recovered.
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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