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 Post subject: DVD: The Catalpa Rescue
PostPosted: Wed 21 Jan 2015 2:12 am 

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This ABC DVD released in 2007 continues the Australian / Irish historical link, but it is in English.

"The Catalpa Rescue is the extraordinary story of the daring rescue of 6 Irish rebels from a notoriously brutal penal colony in Fremantle, West Australia in 1876. The rescue plot took two years to accomplish, required the financial assistance and silence of over 7,000 Irish Americans and depended upon the ingenuity of 3 pivotal characters to pull off one of the greatest propaganda coups in Irish nationalist history." That sums it up well, and it is quite an amazing story especially considering the distance, the timing and the number of people who knew about it. 55 mins.


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