Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ireland-- June 30, 1922

      Ninety one years ago, the disastrous bombardment of Dublin's Four Courts building began.  By the next day, June 30th, the Public Records Office was in flames.  A member of the anti-treaty forces, who tragically had stored their ammunition  inside the office, described what he saw, "fluttering up and down against the black mass were heaves of white paper; they looked like hovering white birds.  A half burnt volume fell at my feet."

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