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Ireland’s Wars: The End Of The Spring Offensive

The latter part of Spring 1918 appeared a grim time for the Allies, and for the Irish. Germany‚Äôs offensive had gained significant amounts of ground, casualties had been high, the Irish divisions had taken a pounding and, to cap it … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Last Fight Of The 16th Division

Operation Michael had stunned the Allies on the western front. A huge gap had been opened in the Somme sector by the ferocious German assault, and now enemy troops were pouring in, the likes of Ludendorff and Hindenburg more concerned … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Operation Michael

At 3.30 AM on the 21st March 1918, the Spring Offensive, Germany’s last great gamble, began with the launching of “Operation Michael”, an attack in the Somme sector, aimed squarely at the British Army lines, just north of where they … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Awaiting Kaiserschlacht

As 1918 began, Germany was on the ropes. There was continued unrest at home from a populace that was increasingly war weary, unhappy with the military oligarchy now in control of the country. The Allied superiority at sea was causing … Continue reading

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