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    Northern Ireland 5 million try 1.8 million & 55 million for England no cherry picking involved Ivan .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis McColl View Post
    Northern Ireland 5 million try 1.8 million & 55 million for England no cherry picking involved Ivan .
    As I said approximations, but I knew you would come up trumps

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    Never in doubt Ivan , My grand father said the only reason the Irish fight among themselves is to keep in practice until England finds them another war they need winning.

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    hi ivan cloherty #12
    good evening, never mind the calculations, wait until the 12th of july, their will be a lot more counting to be done.
    tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis McColl View Post
    Never in doubt Ivan , My grand father said the only reason the Irish fight among themselves is to keep in practice until England finds them another war they need winning.
    Well they never, (apart from individuals) as a country joined in the last two major events, neutrality was the name of the game, very convenient, but we know who Lord Haw Haw favoured.

    Anyway I'll end my contributions on that subject.

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    So in WW1 the Irish never took part you have obviously never been to the Somme. By the time WW2 came around the Island of Ireland had partitioned. So Northern Ireland sat on the fence did they? Certainly took a pounding during the Blitz. N Ireland industry H&W, Shorts , Mackies , Ships , Planes, Munitions.
    75,000 served in the British forces during WW2. 42,000 from the Republic alone.

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    Lewis, for once your facts are correct.
    Yes in WWI the now Republic was still part of UK so many good Irishmen went to fight for the motherland.

    The song' It's a Long Way to Tipperary' comes from then when an R&R station was in the county.
    But in WW2 there were a number of them living in UK who did join up.

    My brother in law left UK in late 50's as conscription was still going on and he had been informed he would be called up as he had UK residency.
    So he came out to Oz with his new wife instead.

    Republic now has about 4.5 million.
    Had it not been for the spud famine it may well have been a lot more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis McColl View Post
    So in WW1 the Irish never took part you have obviously never been to the Somme. By the time WW2 came around the Island of Ireland had partitioned. So Northern Ireland sat on the fence did they? Certainly took a pounding during the Blitz. N Ireland industry H&W, Shorts , Mackies , Ships , Planes, Munitions.
    75,000 served in the British forces during WW2. 42,000 from the Republic alone.
    Knew that would get you going Lewis, you like to wind up, but cannot recognise one, as if I would make dispariging remarks when my own father was Irish and served in WWII both in the Army and MN, all his brothers and sisters also served.

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    Think we are all just little wind up clocks, ticking away and quite happy to do it but come the time that the Spring snaps! Watch Out! Just Run dont even Shout! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    Lewis, for once your facts are correct.
    Yes in WWI the now Republic was still part of UK so many good Irishmen went to fight for the motherland.

    The song' It's a Long Way to Tipperary' comes from then when an R&R station was in the county.
    But in WW2 there were a number of them living in UK who did join up.

    My brother in law left UK in late 50's as conscription was still going on and he had been informed he would be called up as he had UK residency.
    So he came out to Oz with his new wife instead.

    Republic now has about 4.5 million.
    Had it not been for the spud famine it may well have been a lot more.
    Think it was national service your brother in law was avoiding , but I suppose some may have called it conscription. I think a lot of young families left the UK for Australia in the 50's 10 Poms?

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