Saturday, March 13, 2010
The Coffin Ship
Today, there are just three photos. They are of Ireland's Coffin Ship Memorial. It is a very haunting image, that depicts some of the horror of Ireland's Great Potato Famine.
I am listing three links here, if you are interested in reading about the Famine. The first one deals with the coffin ships, the second is a short article about the famine, and the third is a more detailed Wikipedia entry. All are good, and worth reading, if you are interested. But, let me just say, that if you are at all politically minded, you should read these articles. You will be shocked to see the role played by government in allowing the deaths of so many citizens.