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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: The Irish In The International Brigades

In last week’s entry we took the time to examine the Irish experience of the Spanish Civil War first from the perceptive of those who fought for Franco’s Nationalists. The decision to go with O’Duffy’s Brigade first was at least … 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: The First Decades For Northern Ireland

We do spend most of this series dealing with events in what we would identify as the lower 26 counties, at this time of discussion the Irish Fee State. Partly this is because of my own bias, which I cannot … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Their Mutiny

So, this past week a hundred years ago saw what we call the “Curragh Incident” or “Mutiny” if you want to be just a little bit more inflammatory (and I do). I’m not sure how you really do some proper … Continue reading

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