Saturday 29 April 2017

Nazi bombing was an accident

Congratulations to historian John Flynn on his new book recalling the German bombing of the Shelbourne Co-op creamery at Campile, Co Wexford, in 1940.

The bombing claimed the lives of three female workers at the co-op and the Irish government delivered a swift rebuke to the Nazi regime at this apparent breach of Irish neutrality.

Conspiracy theories abound as to why Campile was "chosen" as a target by the Luftwaffe. One states that someone associated with the co-op had been supplying boots to the British Eighth Army in north Africa and the Germans discovered this and sought revenge.

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