Dublin Tramways
John Kelleher                                     
Mount Merrion Historical Society
(c) 2016 Mount Merrion Historical Society
                8.00pm, Wednesday 27th October, 2019
                              via ZOOM
            (Mount Merrion Community Centre)
              Illustrated talk  by  Niall Watts                                 
       Flight to freedom -
  escape from the Nazis
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Niall will talk about his uncle William (Bill) Magrath, a Flight Sergeant in the RAF during WW2. Bill was an observer on a squadron of Blenheim bombers, which was shot down in a mission over Denmark. He was one of only 13 of the 33 air crew to survive but was captured and became a prisoner of the Nazis. Niall will detail the adventures of his uncle, who after treatment for his extensive injuries, escaped and moved through a series of safe house in France and Spain to freedom.
Niall has visited Aalborg where he met a local historian of the crash site and who organised a reunion which most of the survivors were able to attend.
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