Mourne Men & the U-Boats, 1914-1918, by Matt Maginnis

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Mourne Men & the U-Boats, 1914-1918, by Matt Maginnis

Published by the author in 2017, 266 pages. Paperback (N7271)

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From the rear side cover: This book is about Mourne merchant seamen and fishermen during the First World War. It is an account of their close encounters with German U-Boats & features stories about captains & crews from Kilkeel, Annalong, Killowen, Dundrum & Newry. Special reference is made to the sinking of the SS Kilcoan from Larne, SS Downshire from Dundrum, the Edith & Earnest schooners from Kilkeel, the County Down fishing boats & SS Dundalk steamer from Dundalk. Members of seafaring families such as Maginnis, Connor, Doyle, Ferguson, McK'ee, O'Neill, Kerr, McBride & McKibbin are featured along with many others in the crew lists. This second edition also includes a chapter on Dr. Floyd, the Kilkeel doctor who joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, after his son was killed in France during World War I. The author hopes that his book is a fitting tribute to the courage & tenacity of these men during the dawn of a new type of warfare...