Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891-1980)

Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz (1891-1980)

Born in Berlin in 1891, Karl Donitz was 27-years-old when he obtained his first command of a U-boat (or ‘Unterseeboote’) in 1918. Some months later, a technical fault plunged the U-boat into trouble off the island of Malta and he was captured by the Royal Navy....
Aideen O’Connor (1913-1950) – The Golden Girl of the Abbey Theatre

Aideen O’Connor (1913-1950) – The Golden Girl of the Abbey Theatre

‘It’s not quiet enough for fairies here’, confided Aideen O’Connor, her innocent blue eyes flashing across the table. ‘There are no bogs and fairies have to have bogs’. The New York journalist who was interviewing her exhaled deeply. ‘This big town doesn’t know much...