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Ireland’s Wars: The Boer War In Ireland

The Boer War was a part of a series of nineteenth century conflicts, starting most definitively with the Crimean War, that had a great deal of international attention, owing to the large journalistic presence and the advances in communication technology … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish Commandos

An oversight on my part prevented this post from going up on its usual day last week, and I only realized this the other day. Apologies! Due to the gold and diamond trade, South Africa was a popular destination for … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The End Of The Boer War

Having gone this far with the Boer War, it’s only fitting that we finish things off, even if there is very little else to talk about in terms of the “named” Irish units of the British military engaged in the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Yeomanry At Lindley

In order to better understand the focus of today’s entry, we have to better understand the concept of “yeomanry”. I’ve talked about yeomanry before now, largely in the context of the 1798 Rebellion, but I’ve never gone into specifics. A … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Reddersburg

The relief of Ladysmith and Kimberley, rescuing trapped British forces and providing a badly-needed morale boost for both the home front and the active campaign, altered significantly the dynamic of the Boer War. The Boers’ time having the initiative had … Continue reading

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