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O'Connell Street, 1940s

O'Connell Street, 1940s Interesting war-time photo of O'Connell St. as many of the interviewees would have known it. This photograph of O'Connell Street during The Emergency shows a thoroughfare almost devoid of private vehicles. There are several…

Leslie Greer talks about her career teaching English as a foreign language all around the world.

Leslie Greer led a very different life from the other participants in this project. In this extract she talks about her working life teaching English as a foreign language all around the world. She talks about living and working in Germany, Brazil,…

Leslie Greer talks about her experiences working for Bletchley, a British intelligence agency established during WW2.

In this extract Leslie Greer talks about her experiences working for Bletchley, a British organisation set up to intercept German signals during the war, code breakers worked on the signals to try and interpret communications within the German…

Seamus Marken remembers food rationing during WW2.

In this extract Seamus Marken talks about food rationing during world war two, in particular he remembers the black market for tea which was heavily rationed in…

Seamus Marken talks about the emergency in Ireland and in particular the ways people got around the rationing of tea.

In this extract Seamus Marken remembers how his mother made irel coffee during the war when tea was rationed. This was used as a substitute to tea when it was hard to come…

Jim Quinn remembers the shortage of fuel and particularly coal during the war times in Ireland.

In this extract Jim Quinn remembers the shortage of fuel and particularly coal during the war times. He remembers people often had to rely on damp turf for fuel which was not appropriate for the types of fireplaces which were typical of city housing…