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Billy Fish

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Re: Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 09:15:22 PM »
I'm a bit baffled by this thread ? The Irish times article was published in 1999 and the book published in 1998 ?
To my knowledge hero Magennis VC was always recognised by the people of Belfast. Has something new unfolded ?  ???
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Re: Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 07:46:12 AM »


Mr James Magennis VC once said that in England his VC is a medal round his neck, in Northern Ireland it's a millstone round his neck.
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Re: Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 12:45:01 PM »

Mr James Magennis VC once said that in England his VC is a medal round his neck, in Northern Ireland it's a millstone round his neck.
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Re: Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 12:51:48 PM »
I am not sure that Magennis was 'always' recognised by the 'people of Belfast'. There were ambivalent attitudes from both communities for different reasons. Mind you, I agree that circumstances had changed a good while ago and that both main communities have a broader understanding of the valour, courage of Magennis and that WWII was a war in which we owe at least gratitude to ALL allied forces.

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Re: Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 01:18:55 PM »
I'm a bit baffled by this thread ? The Irish times article was published in 1999 and the book published in 1998 ?
To my knowledge hero Magennis VC was always recognised by the people of Belfast. Has something new unfolded ?  ???

Yes indeed. Very old articles quoted ?   ???
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Re: Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 07:38:01 AM »
Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero.



https://www.irishtimes.com/news/belfast-finally-recognises-its-second-world-war-vc-hero-1.236594

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magennis-VC-Northern-Irelands-Victoria/dp/095330180X




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Re: Belfast recognises it's WW2 Victoria Cross hero
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 02:18:11 PM »
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