EIRE: The Honest Constable

In World War I honest Bernard O'Reilly wore the uniform of a sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary. One day in 1916, near his post along the lonely Kerry coast, a U-boat surfaced, put a passenger ashore. Sir Roger Casement, famed Irish patriot, was back from the Kaiser's Germany with a message for Ireland's underground rebels. A countrywoman spied him sneaking along the beach, notified the constabulary. Sergeant O'Reilly hurried to the scene, made the arrest that sent Sir Roger to a traitor's hanging in the Tower of London.

In World War II Bernard O'Reilly is a neutral citizen of...

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