Magazine article highlights the resonance of Second World War commemorations in Cassino, Rome and Normandy

Cassino War Cemetery south of Rome An article about the contemporary resonance of Second World War commemorations following recent remembrance events in Cassino, Rome and Normandy has been published by The Tablet,  the London monthly magazine. “But as moving as these events may be, questions will be asked about their future with increasing frequency,” article…

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Papal message for liberation of Rome thanksgiving service

Bishop Paul Mason, Papal Nuncio Archbishop Buendia and the Papal message read  at the Liberation of Rome Thanksgiving Service at the Cathedral Church of St Michael & St George on 15 June Bishop of the Armed Forces Paul Mason read out the text of a Papal message sent for the thanksgiving service in the Cathedral…

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Conference hears Irish Brigade Italy campaign stories

Enniskillen Castle Stories of members of the Irish Brigade in the Italian campaign were told at the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (The Skins) in the Italian campaign conference in Enniskillen on Saturday 11 November. The event was opened by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Mark Scott chairman of the Inniskillings Museum which hosted the conference. His father Robert…

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Minneapolis family heads to Sicily for WWII commemoration

Marian Johnson (right) with daughter Hayley and grandson Owen   Three generations of an Edina family are heading to Sicily next month to join the commemoration of Allied landings on the island, which took place at a turning point in the Second World War, 80 years ago. Mother of five, Marian Johnson, will be joined on…

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Remembering the dead of the Sicily campaign

The CWGC Catania War Cemetery, the largest in Sicily, has 2,135 graves The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries in Catania and Syracuse contain the remains of 2,410 men who lost their lives between the start of the Sicilian campaign on the night of 9 July and the end of August 1943. The overwhelming majority…

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