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Ireland’s Wars: For The Confederacy

On the face of it, one can understand quite well why a significant number of Irishmen would put on a grey uniform and fight for the Confederacy, especially if they happened to be of a nationalist or republican persuasion. Here … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: For The Union

The American Civil War is justly regarded as one of the most noteworthy and tragic episodes in the history of both the 19th century. Over something as tawdry and immoral as slavery, one of the great powers of the world … Continue reading

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Review: Lincoln

Spoilers Trailer This is the kind of film that, even before seeing, I just knew I was going to like. A biopic of Abraham Lincoln, even one as limited in scope as this, is long overdue and the proven quality … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Hampton Roads

Heading back America side for a battle not decisive for its result but for the effect it had on naval warfare. Name: The Battle of Hampton Roads, sometimes called “the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac” The War: American Civil … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: The Wilderness/Spotsylvania Court House

Heading west for our first entry on American soil. Also, yes it’s actually two battles, but they took place close to each other and followed on from the other and had the same general strategic and tactical make-up and it’s my … Continue reading

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