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    The History Show Sunday 3 February 2013

    The History Show Sunday 3 February 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email:
    Men at Lunch documentary

    Men at Lunch documentary

    If you’re looking for a defining image of New York City’s history, you’d be hard pressed to beat the black and white poster of a group of workmen sitting on a steel girder eating their lunch high above the rooftops of midtown Manhattan. The photo was taken on a warm autumn day in 1932 as 11 workmen sat in a line smoking, eating sandwiches and reading the newspaper. The immigrant labourers were perched 800 feet up in the air during the construction of the Rockefeller Centre. Everybody knows the photo. But nobody knows who took it. And for most of ...


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