Western Front Association Cork Branch Tour Saturday 13th of October 2012 – 9:30am until 6:00pm
On Saturday the 13th of October the Cork Branch of the Western Front Association will present a military themed tour entitled, ‘VC Winners buried in Cork’. The tour will be presented by Mr. Adrian Foley who is the Branch Events Officer. There will be a short presentation given by a number of speakers at each of the sites visited
Participants are advised to wear suitable footwear as some of the locations are on uneven ground.
A fee of €20, which does not include the cost of lunch is applicable to all those w
ho are travelling on the bus. This can be paid on the day.
The tour will be presented as follows
1. 09.30am. Departure from Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork
2. 10.10am. Arrival in Aghinagh, Co. Cork. This is the burial site of Lt. Gen. Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC. A short description of his life will be given by Adrian Foley.
3. 10. 30am. Depart for Kilmichael.
4. 10.45am. Arrival at Kilmichael Ambush Site. Mr. Gerry White who is The Branch Chairman and also a leading historian will give a short report on the events of November 28th 1920.
5. 11.00am. Depart for Beal Na Blath.
6. 11.15am. Arrival at Beal Na Blath. Mr Gerry White will give a short report on the events of August 22nd 1922 in which General Michael Collins was killed.
7. 11.30am. Depart from Beal Na Blath for Crookstown. Tea/Coffee etc. (20 minutes)
8. 11.50am. Depart for Cork City
9. 12.30pm. Arrival at St. Finbarr’s Cemetery.
Here we will visit both The Republican burial plot and The RBL Veterans burial plot. This plot contains over 80 veterans including many of those who served with The Disbanded Irish Regiments
10. 12.50pm. Depart St. Finbarr’s Cemetery.
11. 1 .00pm. Arrive at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road. A short description will be given on the life of John Dunlay VC of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who is buried here.
12. 1.15pm. Depart for Cobh Old Cemetery.
13. 1.50pm. Arrive at Cobh Old Cemetery. Mr John Hennessey will give an account on the life of Master Frederick Parslow VC who is buried in Cobh.
14. We will also visit the mass graves of the victims of The SS Lusitania. An account of the disaster will be given by Tim Sweeney.
15. 2.30pm. Depart for Cobh town for lunch.
Time allocated for lunch will be 45 minutes.
16. 3.20pm. Visit to The Lusitania Memorial in Casement Square, Cobh.
17. 3.30pm. Depart Cobh for Aghada
18. 4.10pm. Arrive at Upper Aghada Cemetery. We will visit the grave of William Cosgrove VC of The Royal Munster Fusiliers. There will be a wreath laid on behalf of The RMFA by Dolores Cosgrove who is the niece of Michael Cosgrove.The Cork Branch WFA will also lay a wreath here. There will be a number of photos taken at this point for The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association and The Cork Branch WFA. After the photos Mr Eddie Tucker will give an account on the life of William Cosgrove VC. It is widely accepted that Pte Patrick Green VC is also buried here. Mr. Michael Kenefick will also give a brief description on his life.
19. 4.45pm. Depart from Upper Aghada for Fort Carlisle Cemetery.
20. 5.00pm. Arrive Fort Carlisle Cemetery. This is the burial location of Major G.L.Compton Smith DSO. Mr. Michael Kenefick will give an account of the life of Maj. Compton Smith.
21. 5.30pm. Depart for Cork arriving at 6pm approx.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American Anti-war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name now in the Public Domain. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, and stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.
All Quiet on the Western Front is considered a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I, and was named #54 on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies. However, it fell out of the top 100 in the AFI’s 2007 revision. In June 2008, after polling over 1,500 workers in the creative community, AFI announced its 10 Top 10—the ten best films in each of ten “classic” American film genres; All Quiet on the Western Front was ranked the seventh best film in the epic genre.
In 1990, the film was selected and preserved by the United States Library of Congress’ National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was the first to win the Academy Awards for both Outstanding Production and Best Director.
This film is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN
Richard Alexander as Westhus
Ben Alexander as Franz Kemmerich
Lew Ayres as Paul Bäumer
William Bakewell as Albert Kropp
Edmund Breese as Herr Meyer
G. Pat Collins as Lieutenant Bertinck
Owen Davis, Jr. as Peter
Russell Gleason as Müller
Harold Goodwin as Detering
Scott Kolk as Leer
Arnold Lucy as Professor Kantorek
Beryl Mercer as Mrs. Bäumer, Paul’s mother
Walter E. Rogers as Behn
Slim Summerville as Tjaden
Louis Wolheim as Stanislaus Katczinsky
John Wray as Himmelstoss
Arthur Gardner (producer) as classroom student