EIRE: Misfortunes of War

Ireland, which occupies a strategic spot on the battlefield of the Atlantic, has long feared a Nazi invasion. Last week she was caught by another invasion, equally mimical to Britain.

Minister of Agriculture Dr. James Ryan announced a serious outbreak of foot-&-mouth disease in Eire, said there is grave danger that the disease may become an epidemic. Promptly banned by Eire's Government were all horse races and horse shows, dog races, hunts and polo matches, to keep the disease from spreading. Public horse sales were stopped in 16 counties.

For England this was as bad news as the sinking of a convoy....

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