Drumbally, 1938

November 22nd of 1938 dawned cold and foggy with a ground frost and light to moderate northwest winds.  There were cloudy periods with occasional showers and some sleet on the high ground. 

Adolph Hitler was staying at Berchestgarten while the Berlin Chancery was being repaired; Mr Chamberlain was in Paris to discuss defence following the German annexation of the Sudetenland in October; German Jews were being persecuted, put in Concentration Camps and driven from the country; the Prince Regent of Yugoslavia was visiting London; Japanese aircraft were bombing Yenen in China.


At home, you could buy a new Rolls Royce Phantom II for

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