Last additions - William Butler Yeats and the Irish Naval Service
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Nice919 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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Nice840 viewsThe L.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice, 6/9/48
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Nice831 viewsL.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice (France)
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Nice814 viewsThe band of the 159th Regiment (French Army) heads up the funeral procession on to the harbour at Nice
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Nice813 viewsFrench honour guard
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Nice817 viewsUndertaker's party screwing down the lid of the outer coffin containing the body of Yeats - scene outside the mortuary in the cemetery at Roquebrune (France). Figure on left is that of gravedigger. Other civilian is M/ Otto, poet and lawyer of Mentone, who delivered farewell oration.
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Nice796 viewsView of graveyard
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Nice800 viewsView from the top of the terraced cemetery of Roquebrune, where Yeats was buried, looking out on the Mediterranean
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Nice806 viewsLooking down on Cap Martin (where Yeats lived for a time) from the cemetery at Roquebrune
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Nice812 viewsIn the cemetery at Roquebrune where Yeats had been buried. M. Otto, a Mentone lawyor, working on the text of the farewell oration which he addressed to the dead poet before the cortege started for Nice
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Nice793 viewsParty of Irish sailors parade to mass on a Sunday morning in Nice
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Nice775 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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Nice766 viewsRatings and Petty Officers of the L.E. Macha forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame, Nice (France) after attending Mass, 5/9/48
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Nice746 viewsIrish ratings and P.Os. Forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Nice
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Nice747 viewsGang-plank goes ashore from the first Irish warship, the L.E. Macha, to berth at any Mediterranean port. Seaman Joe Higgins of Youghal was first rating ashore on French soil
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Nice737 viewsFrench crowds at Nice interested in the L.E. Macha

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Nice735 viewsFrench crowds gather to watch the L.E. Macha berth at Nice
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Nice875 viewsQuartermaster Hickey at the wheel of the L.E. Macha en route for Nice
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Nice811 viewsIn Nice harbour (France) the L.E. Macha prepares to swing around prior to berthing.
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L.E. Macha1175 viewsP.O. Cashin (Bos'n) of the L.E. Macha secures deck cargo
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L.E. Macha1049 viewsAt arms drill in the Mediterranean. In preparation for the ceremonial at Nice (France) some of the crew of the L.E. Macha undergo arms drill practice
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L.E. Macha982 viewsPainting on board the L.E. Macha at sea
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L.E. Macha1126 viewsL.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1033 viewsL.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha983 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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L.E. Macha1029 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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L.E. Macha1083 viewsView from L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1035 viewsThere's a bird - with feathers on - in this picture!
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L.E. Macha991 viewsSilhouette of L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1048 viewsStokers off duty - L.E. MachaJun 11, 2015
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L.E. Macha1105 viewsOfficers of L.E. Macha at breakfast in Wardroom
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L.E. Macha1073 viewsDinner above decks on the L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1082 viewsIts not all blue seas and flying fish in the Mediterranean! Seamen Hickey and O'Sullivan carry on with the fatigues
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L.E. Macha1089 viewsRunning repairs in the Mediterranean. Even Naval Officers are adept needle-wielders! Scene on wing of bridge of L.E. Macha.
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L.E. Macha1025 viewsRigging a canvas screen on the L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1074 viewsRigging a canvas screen on the L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1127 viewsP.O. Cashin (Bos'n) working hard on the L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1109 viewsSeaman Joe Higgins wielding a paint brush on L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1146 viewsFlop on board the L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1306 views"Flop" a variation of "Rummy" played with two or three packs of cards, is the game most popular with corvette crews. Stokers of the L.E. Macha are here seen playing.
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L.E. Macha1236 viewsAbaft the funnelJun 11, 2015
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L.E. Macha1358 viewsAbaft the funnelJun 11, 2015
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L.E. Macha1359 viewsSome of the L.E. Macha's crew on the recent Mediterranean voyage
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L.E. Macha1228 viewsThe two "Chiefs" - C.P.O. Hawes and C.P.O. Taft. L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha1287 viewsThe bos'n works under expert supervision!
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L.E. Macha1305 viewsSeaman Peter Kane (cook) practices life-boat drill when off duty. Different angle
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L.E. Macha1417 viewsSeaman Peter Kane (cook) practices life-boat drill when off duty
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L.E. Macha1304 viewsOn L.E. Macha - Comdr T. MacKenna on the bridge (tooting fog-horn)
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L.E. Macha1289 viewsAt sea
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L.E. Macha1270 viewsAt sea
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L.E. Macha1315 viewsL.E. Macha at sea
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L.E. Macha1897 viewsL.E. Macha lying at Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire on the morning she left for Nice, 25/8/48
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Gibraltar1054 viewsIn Spanish shawls and sombreros - purchased in Gibraltar - P.Os Cashin and Bermingham of the L.E. Macha strike a pose
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Gibraltar828 viewsSan Roque, Spain, from roadway leading to La Linea
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Gibraltar802 viewsGibraltar from Spanish roadway leading to La Linea
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Gibraltar746 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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Gibraltar833 viewsShopping in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar893 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar876 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar1262 viewsL/S Guilfoyle and S/Lt F.O.W. Byrne photographed in Gibraltar
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