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The Irish Defence Forces Since 1922

Author : Donal MacCarron
ISBN : 9781780963914
Genre : History
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Born in the Civil War of 1922–23, the army of the Republic of Ireland occupied a sensitive place in the national culture for many years. In World War II, it faced the challenge of maintaining Ireland's integrity as a neutral. Post-war, it found a new role in 1960, providing troops for the United Nations intervention in the war-torn Congo; and since then has supported UN missions in the Middle East and elsewhere. More recently the border with troubled Ulster has obliged the Republic to invest in reform and modernisation. Ireland's freedom to seek examples and equipment worldwide has created an interesting progression of uniforms, illustrated in this study of Ireland's forces over 80 years.
Category: History

Osprey Men At Arms

Author : Martin Windrow
ISBN : 9781780962672
Genre : History
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Osprey Men-at-Arms: A Celebration is a very special volume detailing some of the wonderful artwork that has graced Osprey's renowned Men-at-Arms series over the last forty years. Beautifully presented in luxurious cloth, embossed and foil blocked, with head and tails bands and a ribbon bookmark, the collection contains the most treasured illustrations from the vast archives of this respected series and is a classic, collectable item for all military history enthusiasts.
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We Bled Together

Author : Dominic Price
ISBN : 9781788410373
Genre : History
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There is no crime in detecting and destroying in wartime the spy and informer...I have paid them back in their own coin. - Michael CollinsMichael Collins' development of a formidable intelligence network transformed, for the first time in history, the military fortunes of the Irish against the British. The Dublin Brigade of the IRA was pivotal to this defining strategy. In 1919, Collins formed members of the brigade into two Special Duties Units. They eventually joined to form his 'Squad' of assassins tasked with immobilising British intelligence. Eyewitness testimonies and war diaries lend immediacy and insight to this thrilling account of the daring espionage and killings carried out by both sides on Dublin's streets. Dominic Price reveals how the IRA developed Improvised Explosive Devices, and experimented with chemical weapons in the form of poison gas and infecting water supplies.When the Civil War erupted, the devotion of a significant cohort of the Dublin Brigade to Collins, forged during the darkest of days, was unbreakable. Many of them, identified here for the first time, formed the backbone of the Free State in key intelligence and military roles. While not shying away from the revulsions of the Civil War, neither does Price abandon the brigade's story at its conclusion. As well as revealing the disenchantment of some, who took part in the 1924 army mutiny, he exposes the personal horrors that awaited in peacetime, when psychological trauma was common. This is the stirring and poignant story of the human endeavour and suffering at the core of the Dublin Brigade's fight for Irish freedom.
Category: History

Heroes Or Traitors

Author : Paul Taylor
ISBN : 9781781387498
Genre : History
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Covering the period from the Armistice to 1939, the book examines the experiences of Irish soldiers who had fought in the British army in the First World War on returning home to what became the Irish Free State. At the onset of the War, southern Irishmen volunteered in large numbers and marched off accompanied by cheering crowds and the promise of a hero's welcome home. In 1916, while its soldiers fought in the British army, Ireland witnessed an insurrection against British rule, the Easter Rising. Ireland's soldiers returned to a much-changed country, which no longer recognised their motives for fighting and which was at war with the country in whose army they had served. It has long been believed that the returning soldiers were subject to intimidation by the IRA, some killed as a retrospective punishment for their service with the imperial power, and that they formed a marginalised group in Irish society. Using new sources, this enlightening book argues otherwise and examines their successful integration into Irish society in the interwar years and the generous support given to them by the British Government. Far from being British loyalists, many served in the IRA and the Free State army, and became republican supporters.
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1923 In Ireland

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1156152720
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Irish Civil War, Timeline of the Irish Civil War, Irish general election, 1923, 1922-23 FAI Cup, 1923-24 FAI Cup, 1923 Irish Free State Cup Final. Excerpt: This is a timeline of the Irish Civil War, which took place between June 1922 and May 1923. It followed the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921), and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State as an entity independent from the United Kingdom. The conflict was waged between two opposing groups of Irish nationalists: the forces of the new Irish Free State, who supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty under which the state was established, and the Republican opposition, for whom the Treaty represented a betrayal of the Irish Republic. The Government of the Irish Free State (established as a Provisional Government in January 1922 and as a full government in December 1922) was ultimately victorious. The anti-Treaty forces called a ceasefire in April 1923 and ordered their men to "dump arms" in May 1923. The war involved both conventional warfare (late June-August 1922) when the Free State forces took the major towns and cities, and then a longer period of guerrilla warfare (September 1922-April 1923) as the anti-Treaty forces were gradually brought to a standstill. See Also IRA and the Anglo-Irish Treaty The Four Courts, occupied by Anti-Treaty forces in April and scene of the start of the civil war in June. Michael Collins, in his uniform as National Army Commander-in-Chief at President Griffith's funeral, one week before his own death Memorial designed by Yann Goulet to the Republican soldiers killed by Free State troops at Ballyseedy, County Kerry in a mass killing of prisoners on 7 March 1923. The month of March was marked by a series of such atrocities in Kerry Total for 1922 and 1923: 639-795. With additional statistics - fatalities by county available for: ...

The War For Ireland

Author : Peter Cottrell
ISBN : PSU:000067087204
Genre : History
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Covers topics ranging from the role of World War I in delaying Home Rule for Ireland and the Rising of Easter Monday to the Government of Ireland Act in 1920 and how the assassination of Henry Wilson prompted a bitter civil war.
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The Irish Economy Since 1922

Author : James Francis Meenan
ISBN : UOM:39015046341874
Genre : Business & Economics
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The B Specials

Author : Sir Arthur Hezlet
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070606269
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science