The Other Pandemic 1918

Belfast flu 1918 - clipped image

The newspaper announcement below is from the November 9th, 1918 edition of the Belfast Telegraph. The headlines were saved for news of the stories about the final days of WW1 and the November 11th Armistice. The text of the announcement is a bit fuzzy. Here’s what I think it says:…

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The Easter Rising April 24, 1916

Easter Monday, April 24, 1916   On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group of Irish nationalists proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic and, along with some 1,600 followers, staged a rebellion against the British government in Ireland. They didn’t have much of a chance of pulling it off…

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