Hitler’s revenge was delivered, Ireland was taught a lesson, and three innocent girls paid the price with their young lives.

Bombing 4

On August 26th 1940, the little village of Campile in south County Wexford woke up to a beautiful Irish harvest day. It was a picturesque village with a close-knit community of three hundred residents. They enjoyed the convenience of two shops, three pubs, a railway station, and ‘The Shelburne Co-Op’. This was a farmer’s co-operative, that had grown from small beginnings to be the centre of  all commercial activity, and the employer of most of the villagers.

The ‘Co-Op’, the name it was always known by, was a one stop shop, not only for the residents of the village, but for everyone residing in the broad hinterland. It was a ‘hive’ of activity, with a large busy workforce, and a constant stream of customers, loyally playing their part in…

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