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Thread #7739   Message #1267538
Posted By: GUEST,Keith A o Hertford at work
09-Sep-04 - 09:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Recruiting Sergeant
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Recruiting Sergeant
6 months for singing it sounds a bit steep. Service was always voluntary in Ireland even when conscription was in full swing for the rest of the country.
I would think that the greatest risk to singers was from the loved ones of the hundreds of thousands of Irishmen who were fighting for freedom in Flanders and elsewhere.