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Posted By: Allan Dennehy
19-Oct-02 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: McAldine's Fusileers
Interesting point Susanne. I'll keep an open mind. Mc Alpine, by the way was a Prodestant Scot. The only people he hated more in the world than Catholics was Irish Catholics. However he loved his money and hired thousands of Paddies because he knew they were the best workers.
I remember a lot of Mc Alpine sites in the seventies where you would find it very hard to get a job as a labourer unless you were Irish.