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On Christmas Day 1945 American Serviceman Frank Hayostek stuffed a note into a bottle and tossed it from his troop carrier, eight months later it was found on a beach near Dingle in County Kerry by Breda O'Sullivan.
This award winning documentary begins in 1975 when Pat Kenny recorded with a group of young men from inner city Dublin - Pat returned again in 1988 - In 2008, Ciaran Cassidy finds out how these boys lives ended up.
The so-called 'Animal Gangs' from the 1930's and 40's are a staple of Dublin folklore, remembered by some as Robin Hood figures who protected the poor, or as brutal thugs whose nickname reflected their savagery.
For 4 decades in Newfoundland, Major General Hugh Tudor scrupulously avoided publicity whilst living a careful quiet life in the shadows - But he lived in fear - He was once the boss of the infamous Black and Tans.