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AIT bestows academic honours on local figures

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Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) presented its highest academic honour to four local figures at a ceremony held last Friday, April 27.

We continue to remember

1925

‘Today the Somme is a peaceful but sullen place.’

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One of the great obsessions after the war was how to come to terms with the ‘missing’ - the many thousands of young soldiers who were either vaporised, or blown to pieces, by high explosives; or were drowned and lost in the mud. Last week I tried to tell the heartbreaking search for their missing son Jack, by the Kiplings. For months they haunted hospitals, interviewed soldiers, even dropped leaflets on enemy territory, pleading for information. Even though the Somme still reveals bodies today, Jack Kipling was never found.

 

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