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An air cadet at the national memorial to the Battle of Britain in Folkestone (PA)

Was the Battle of Britain worth it?

As the 75th anniversary of the airborne battle is celebrated, Britain is still deluded about the terrible mistakes made by the country’s wartime leaders

Sir Arthur Wellesley: a true Irishman

Wellington – the Iron Irishman

Wellington was born in Ireland, once spoke with a thick brogue, and relied on Irish troops and officers to defeat Napoleon. Yet history portrays him as scorning his background

Queen Elizabeth II and Irish president Mary McAleese after a wreath laying ceremony at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge, in May 2011 (PA)

On at least 44 days more than 100 Irishmen were killed during the Great War, but they are only now being recognised