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FORMER INTERNEE ON VISIT

 
Leinster Leader 31st May 1975
 

FORMER INTERNEE ON VISIT
 

A former Luftwaffe flyer who crash-landed in Wexford in April ’41 and was interned at Curragh Camp from then until the summer of ’46 renewed acquaintance with a number of friends in the Newbridge-Curragh area during the last week.
Austrian Max Galler, now working in his native country, stayed in Newbridge during his visit to the country and met many people whom he knew here during the Emergency.  One man with whom he was very anxious to renew acquaintance was Mr. Mick Sheehan of Newbridge and Curragh Camp in whose shoe repair shop at Curragh Camp Herr Galler worked for a time while interned.  The Austrian visited other places where he worked while here.  He was accompanied by his son Maxie, and had some amusing anecdotes to tell of the years when he was the enforced guest  of the Irish nation at Tintown, Curragh Camp.

 

The Leinster Leader of May 1975 reports on a nostalgic visit to the Newbridge-Curragh area of a  former Luftwaffe flyer who crash-landed in Wexford in April ’41 and was interned at Curragh Camp from then until summer '46  


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