Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bicycle Couriers have it easy these days

Just reading about Anzac soldiers on leave in Ireland during the 1916 Easter rebellion being pushed into active service against the locals.

'One group was ordered onto the roof of Dublin's Trinity College to snipe at Irish dispatch riders delivering messages to the the headquarters of the rebels, whose leaders included Michael Collins...

It was said later that "there can be no doubt that the accurate fire maintained from the college was an important factor in the salvation of the city".'

So there you go, todays bike courier have it easy!


Blogger Manuel said...

I never ever knew that. And to think I used to cheer the Aussies on when playing against the English....

4:18 PM  

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