Historical Belfast

Among The Kings: A Belfast Man's Role In The Story of The Unknown Warrior

October 06, 2020 Jason Burke Episode 6
Historical Belfast
Among The Kings: A Belfast Man's Role In The Story of The Unknown Warrior
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Historical Belfast
Among The Kings: A Belfast Man's Role In The Story of The Unknown Warrior
Oct 06, 2020 Episode 6
Jason Burke

As we approach the centenary of the covert operation to bring home the body of The Unknown Warrior on behalf of the nation at the end of the First World War, new research has unearthed a fascinating story which suggests that a Belfast man was at the heart of it.

In this episode, Jason Burke chats to Mark Scott who is the author of the soon-to-be published book 'Among The Kings' which tells the story of Ernest Fitzsimmons, who went by the name of 'Fitz', and resided at 172 Roden Street in South Belfast. 'Fitz', by his own account, oversaw the operation to bring home the body of the Unknown Warrior only to be subsequently written out of the story and anonymised himself.   

Show Notes

As we approach the centenary of the covert operation to bring home the body of The Unknown Warrior on behalf of the nation at the end of the First World War, new research has unearthed a fascinating story which suggests that a Belfast man was at the heart of it.

In this episode, Jason Burke chats to Mark Scott who is the author of the soon-to-be published book 'Among The Kings' which tells the story of Ernest Fitzsimmons, who went by the name of 'Fitz', and resided at 172 Roden Street in South Belfast. 'Fitz', by his own account, oversaw the operation to bring home the body of the Unknown Warrior only to be subsequently written out of the story and anonymised himself.