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Ireland’s Wars: Casement And Plunkett In Germany

Irish nationalist revolutionaries have consistently sought outside support in their endeavours, recognising that having a major European, or even world, power is a practical necessity when trying to fight an opponent with the size and reach of England, and later … 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: The 69th On The Western Front

The last stage of the war, following the end of the Spring Offensive and the beginning of the Hundred Days, was, looking at it from a distance, a time of unrelenting Allied gains and success, as their combined armies seemed … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: To The Trenches

The Battle of the Marne, known also as the “miracle of the Marne”, took place between 6th and 10th September 1914. The battle is primarily known as a French and German one in popular remembrance, the clash of arms wherein … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Great Retreat

In the aftermath of Mons, and the larger “Battle of the Frontiers”, the Allied forces of Britain and France (and Belgium, technically) were in full retreat. Sir John French’s BEF had held the Germans up for the better part of … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Ireland’s Forgotten War

The other day my attention was called to this BBC article, “Germany’s Forgotten War”, discussing German remembrance of the First World War, which the author notes as being less engaged than that of the British and other nations. The reasons … Continue reading

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