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Ireland’s Wars: The British Experience In The Easter Rising

Over the last number of weeks we have looked at the various garrisons and areas of operation for the rebels of the Easter Rising, and part of that process has been an examination of British responses and troop movements against … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1st Battalion’s Rising

The 1st battalion of the Irish Volunteers had an unenviable task on Easter Week. Their area of operations was to be a sprawling mix of city-centre and suburban, from the imposing Four Courts buildings on the Liffey quays, through North Brunswick … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Boland’s Mill

We have already discussed the most significant rebel action of the Boland’s Mill operational area, but we must today look at that area as a whole. On Easter Monday it began by men of the 3rd battalion forcing the gates … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Mount Street Bridge

Having covered the opening exchanges of the Rising, we must now move to some of the more extended combats that took place elsewhere. One of these, in the south-east of the city, was to prove easily the most successful rebel … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Some Last Words On The First World War

Having spent thirty entries on the First World War, offering an outline of the Irish experience of the conflict and a basic look at the course of the war in general, at least on the western, Salonika and Middle-Eastern fronts, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: 11th November 1918

Long before the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Central Powers knew that the First World War was essentially over. Bulgaria had bowed out at the end of September, the Ottoman’s at the end of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Breaking The Hindenburg Line

By the end of September 1918, the Allies’ success in the first two thirds of the Hundred Days meant that they were knocking on the door of the Hindenburg Line, that series of defensive trenches that the Germans had constructed … Continue reading

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