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Sailors conduct boarding exercises aboard USS Mason (DDG 87).
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Image by Official U.S. Navy Imagery
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GULF OF ADEN (May 11, 2011) Members of the visit, board, search, and seizure team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) practice tactical maneuvers aboard the ship. Mason is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, supporting counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeffry A. Willadsen/Released)


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Image by The U.S. Army
U.S. Army Soldiers attached to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment search for three missing Soldiers in the streets of Yusifiyah, Iraq, May 14, 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.) www.army.mil


Step out of the car please, Sir
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Image by National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Following the Easter Rising, British Army soldiers are about to search a car that they've stopped on Mount Street Bridge over the Grand Canal, in an area of Dublin that had seen fierce and prolonged fighting.

The car registration is RI 2987. (Dublin registered - RI 1 to 9999 ran from December 1903 to April 1921). According to the Irish Motor Directory and Motorists' Annual for 1915-16, the owner of RI 2987 was Frank D. Mockler, Dunavara, Lucan. Think that the label on the trunk at the back may be a White Star Line label.

Great array of posters in the background for Bass, the Coliseum Theatre, the Tivoli and the Empire, and for Kennedy's Bread.

Note also the frame of one of the Ringsend gasometers at top left. So this photo was not taken early in the morning as the inner cylinder is down (i.e. not full of gas).

If you stood at this spot today, the scene (structurally) would be almost unchanged...

To get some flavour of the atmosphere in Dublin at the time, have a look at this.

Date: Early May 1916

NLI Ref.: INDH23

 
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