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Ireland’s Wars: Brunete To The End Of The Spanish Civil War

Things were finely poised in Spain in the aftermath of the Battle of Jarama. The Nationalist efforts to capture Madrid had been defeated, but Franco retained enough strength that any kind of rapid Republican victory was impossible to foresee. Both … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: O’Duffy’s Irish Brigade

The Spanish Civil War mirrored the many other examples throughout Europe and the rest of the world of the conflict between the left and right, and managed to draw many of the combatants of that conflict within its own borders. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ireland And The Spanish Civil War

It has been a while since we discussed Irish involvement in conflicts outside of Irish soil, something which, owing to the Irish military diaspora and Irish named units of the British military, comprises a significant section of Irish military history … Continue reading

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Review: The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist Trailer One last quick review as we head towards the end of the year round-up. Struggling to fulfil his ambition of being an actor, Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) befriends the all-round strange Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) after … Continue reading

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Review: The Interview

The Interview Trailer I’m going to do my best in this review to ignore the gigantic off-screen furore surrounding The Interview. Somewhere, amid hacker groups, the North Korean government, the comments of President Barack Obama and a stoner comedy becoming … Continue reading

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Review: This Is The End

Spoilers Trailer Two comedies in a row? Almost unheard off round these parts, but that’s just how it happened. But This Is The End is a very different animal to Despicable Me 2 and my reaction to it could be … Continue reading

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