Monday, 9 March 2015

K Ham Radio Ep. 27 March 5 2015

Kay Is Joined By Delcroix and Rollo

What was really going on with the so called Irish Potato Famine? We listened to some audio with Chris Fogarty who discusses how the media at the time was manipulated to hide the fact that Ireland and her people were being looted. From the London Records Office, British regiments’ Daily Activity Reports of 1847 show exactly what was taken from Ireland by gunpoint from British soldiers in one day, from one port:
From Cork harbor on one day in 1847 the AJAX steamed for England with 1,514 firkins of butter, 102 casks of pork, 44 hogsheads of whiskey, 844 sacks of oats, 247 sacks of wheat, 106 bales of bacon, 13 casks of hams, 145 casks of porter, 12 sacks of fodder, 28 bales of feathers, 8 sacks of lard, 296 boxes of eggs, 30 head of cattle, 90 pigs, 220 lambs, 34 calves and 69 miscellaneous packages.



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1 comment:

  1. After a a quick check I am not so sure of the details.
    There was a steamer Ajax of the Blue Funnel Line 1855.
    There was HMS Ajax from 1809 that went for refit with steam
    in 1846, records show active again in 1848.
    Likely someone knows more on this subject then I do.