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LIMERICK LAMENT: Escaped German Sailor Re-Arrested

In a twist reminiscent of a seafaring saga, Christian Duckmann, a sailor hailing from Germany, found himself back in the clutches of the law in Limerick. The Limerick Constabulary apprehended Duckmann on Friday night, charging him with desertion from the internment camp at Oldcastle, Co. Meath.

Duckmann’s escapade began weeks ago when he managed to slip away from the confines of the Oldcastle camp. However, his freedom was short-lived as authorities tracked him down aboard the Norwegian vessel, Lade&. Following his capture, he was detained pending arrangements for his return to Oldcastle.

The circumstances surrounding Duckmann’s escape and subsequent recapture have raised questions about the security measures at internment camps. Authorities are yet to disclose the specifics of how Duckmann managed to evade capture for weeks and what led to his re-apprehension in Limerick.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the case serves as a reminder of the complexities involved in maintaining order and security, particularly in times of conflict. Duckmann’s journey from freedom to re-arrest highlights the challenges faced by both law enforcement agencies and those subject to internment during tumultuous periods.

For now, Duckmann awaits his fate, his maritime odyssey taking an unexpected turn against the backdrop of Limerick’s streets.

Evening Irish Times – Wednesday 06 October 1915

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