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American relations visit Carrickmacross in honour of Dan McGovern

Jul 25, 2022 15:07 By News Northern Sound
American relations visit Carrickmacross in honour of Dan McGovern American relations visit Carrickmacross in honour of Dan McGovern
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Journalist turned author, Joe McCabe wrote this highly researched, autobiography over 20 years after initially meeting and interviewing Dan McGovern when he returned to Carrickmacross in 1999.

It was a night of celebration for Monaghan journalist and author, Joe McCabe following the launch of his book 'Rebels to Reels' on Friday night.

The book which was 20 years in the making, charts the life of Carrickmacross man, Dan McGovern who was one of the first on the ground to film the Hiroshima and Nagasaki aftermaths.

The "inspiring" Dan McGovern immigrated with his family to the States as a young teenager. He later became a cameraman and photographer to US President Franklin Roosevelt and trained the very first combat of cameramen of World War II  for the United States Army Air Forces.

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In addition to Friday's book launch, crowds also gathered earlier in the day to unveil a plaque in the town of Carrickmacross to honour the combat cameraman who captured some of the most striking images of World War II.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Michael McGovern who travelled from the United States to pay tribute to the legacy of his uncle Dan McGovern, says it is an "honour" to see his incredible work finally being "celebrated" and "recognised" in such a way:

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