After Ireland's Bray Head wildfire subsided, an important message thought to be from World War II was revealed.
The gigantic message reads "Éire" and was meant to warn airmen during WWII that they were flying over Ireland, a proclaimed neutral territory during the second World War.
The word was written in multiple places so the country wouldn't be confused with nearby Britain. Check out some of the images.
The Bray Head fire combined with recent heavy rain has resulted in the "Eire" sign becoming visible from the air on… https://t.co/77KKY80Djs— SkycamIreland (@SkycamIreland) 1533396558.0
@thejournal_ie @IrishAirCorps Took this today at Loop Head light house. Well preserved Eire sign. https://t.co/qimr0ZR1J5— La Wallace 🌛 (@La Wallace 🌛) 1533498202.0
Twitter is fascinated by this bit of history.
@IrelandSkycam @boho_daisies @barrabest How interesting— Carol Humphreys (@Carol Humphreys) 1533468264.0
@IrelandSkycam @barrabest Wow never heard of this, very cool— Stuart Howard (@Stuart Howard) 1533417752.0
@Beakmoo @IrelandSkycam @barrabest fascinating peek into an untold story. I am going to look further. btw the plac… https://t.co/Nf7Whc3e5t— virginia hair (@virginia hair) 1533565931.0
@BBCNewsNI That's crazy— 🧡N8VBuckeye & Familia🧡 (@🧡N8VBuckeye & Familia🧡) 1533530953.0
@ABC Wow, that’s an incredible find.— Hungryfor news (@Hungryfor news) 1533513082.0
Others reflected on the country's history.
@thejournal_ie @IrishAirCorps How embarrassing for Ireland a reminder of its Cowardice during WW2!— Richie Beach YNWA (@Richie Beach YNWA) 1533537433.0
@ABC On balance and in retrospect Ireland's WW2 neutrality policy was probably a mistake - embarrassing reminder of… https://t.co/XvyV1cxZTn— ItwasSammyMcNally (@ItwasSammyMcNally) 1533555175.0
@MsPerson @shashj We felt no need to fight your war we had just come out of a brutal civil war and a war of indepen… https://t.co/jHoSFbdaP4— Paddy Henry (@Paddy Henry) 1533517429.0
@IrelandSkycam @barrabest Oh yeah, I forgot that Eire thought the Nazis were OK, and much nothing to worry about. L… https://t.co/IqZu99jjHu— Fabulous Gee (@Fabulous Gee) 1533557459.0
What a fascinating discovery!