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Leinster Leader 29 December 1945
Naas Man in Palestine

Mr William O'Neill, a native of Naas, who is a member of the Security Police in the Royal Naval Depot, Haifa, Palestine, has written to a friend in Naas, stating that the conditions in that country are very disturbed at present and that skirmishes with the Jews are frequent, often resulting in casualties. The writer reports that he has been involved in a number of clashes himself, fortunately escaping unscathed. The cost of living he adds, is tremendous, a suit of clothes costing £30; a shirt £3 and a tie £1. Beer costs two shillings a pint. The cost of foodstuffs is correspondingly high. Mr. O'Neill is spending the Christmas in Jerusalem and hopes to come home in two years' time.

An article from the Leinster Leader of 29 December 1945 on Naas man, William O'Neill's, experiences in Palestine

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