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GERMANS CEASE BUYING IRISH HORSES

Leinster Leader 26 August 1939
Germans cease buying Irish horses.
Sudden departure of agent

Germany has suddenly ceased to buy Irish army horses. Herr Aherns, who has been here for months, shipping a hundred horses a week to Hamburg, shipped his last consignment on Friday, and left himself that night, a month sooner than he had intended. Herr Aherns told his friends in Ireland that he did not know when he would return.
It is noteworthy that he made the same statement last year before the Munich crises came on. It is understood that Herr Aherns believed his country was going to war.

A week before Germany invaded Poland in 1939 Herr Aherns suddenly left Ireland


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