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Publisher Description

In 1918, during the final year of the First World War, the USN had a force of over 400 sailors and 22 officers and 4 Curtiss H16 seaplanes based in at Ferrybank, Wexford. The base was a veritable village with accommodation, hospital, medics, post office, YMCA Hall, radio towers, electricity generating plant and very large aircraft hangers. Although only operational for a limited period, its impact on the town of Wexford was considerable and its achievements in the global conflict were significant, protecting shipping, both naval and commercial, from the German u-boats.

To mark the impending 100-year anniversary of this base, this book by local historian Liam Gaul recalls this often-overlooked aspect of Ireland’s involvement in the First World War.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2017
20 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
The History Press
SELLER
Perseus Books, LLC
SIZE
15.9
MB

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