Irish Volunteer Soldier 1913-23

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Osprey Publishing, 2003 - History - 64 pages
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The political situation in Ireland at the beginning of the 20th century was characterised by crisis and change. Armed rebellion against the British Crown, the prosecution of the Anglo-Irish War, the emergence of the Irish Free State, and the eruption of the Civil War over the treaty with Great Britain ensured that the birth of the modern Irish nation was bloody and difficult. This book details the life of an average Volunteer, and includes the experiences of internment, the lack of established medical facilities for wounded, life on the run, discipline, and typical duties.

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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

As with all Ospreys, this provides a brief sketch of the war, togetehr with some color plates of examples of participants. This is always troublesome when depicting soldiers in a guerrila war. Read full review

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BRENDAN O’SHEA is a serving officer in the Irish Army, and has recently completed the Command & Staff Course at the Military College, Co Kildare. Brendan is the author of Crisis at Bihac (Sutton Publishing, 1998) and edited In The Service of Peace - Memories of Lebanon (Mercier Press, 2001). GERRY WHITE is a serving Irish Army officer. Gerry is the co-author of The Barracks (Mercier Press, 1997). Both authors have written several articles for An Cosantoir, the Irish defence forces magazine.

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