Monthly Archives: March 2014

First World War…..Selfie??? A fantastic example of a WWI Selfie! Great bit of social hsitory from the conflict! Be sure to check out the rest of http://ww1mmmlitarymen.tumblr.com/ page on tumblr! Some fantastic images and well worth the look! Advertisements

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Amor Vincit Omnia; WW2 kissing photo sailor dies

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26588030

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Not all revisionism is bad…

Not all revisionism is bad. President Obama is to award 24 Medals of Honor to US servicemen who lost out due to historical racism and bias. One wonders how this will affect future soldiers who are losing out over their … Continue reading

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WW1 dead to be reburied 100 years on

A raibh dheis de ar a anim. WW1 dead to be reburied 100 years on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-26568666

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Hedge Schools: Irish Volunteer Training 1913-1916

Here is a slideshow which I used to accompany a paper which I gave last September, 2013, at the Military History Society of Ireland, at Collins Barracks. The paper dealt with the reality after the Irish Volunteers had been founded, … Continue reading

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Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?

Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer? This piece by the BBC cogently sets forth the disquieting fact that Afghanistan is a place where foreign armies come to wither and leave. The British, Soviets and now ISAF all have failed to … Continue reading

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Bizarre World War I – The New Body Armor that Failed — History is Now Magazine, Podcasts, Blog and Books | Modern International and American history

http://itshistorypodcasts.com/blog/2014/3/5/bizarre-world-war-i-the-body-armor-invention-that-failed#.UxmCpb3FJiJ Brewster Body Armour This will make you smile folks! A rain or bullets!

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How to Fight an Insurgency

Originally posted on Itcomesundone:
How to Fight an Insurgency Indeed, you see the same phenomenon with the success or failure of resistance or insurgent movements.  Interconnectivity seems to give things more power and influence to act while disconnectivity weakens it…

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Italy acts to stop Pompeii collapse

I was in the forum in Rome during the summer and I really hope the Italians are able to spend enough to shore up ruins of this standard. Italy acts to stop Pompeii collapse http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26443808

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Bread Rationing in Post-Nuclear War Belfast, 1950

Post-apocalypse bread plan reveals ignorance of nuclear bomb impact http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/post-apocalypse-bread-plan-reveals-ignorance-of-nuclear-bomb-impact-624202.html?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=sharebutton

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Rise of the Footsoldier: A Social History of the Temporary Gentlemen of the Auxiliary Division

  On the 1st of March, 2014, I presented my paper entitled ‘Rise of the Footsoldier: A Social History of the Temporary Gentlemen of the Auxiliary Division’ to the Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference, 2014. The conference which was … Continue reading

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Germany’s forgotten war

Germany’s forgotten war http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26368633 War service and sacrifice commemorations are a difficult business in Germany at the best of times. Commemorating the Great War can only be fraught with difficulties.

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Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014

  Today I have the great honour to be speaking at a panel of the Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014. The conference will come this year from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick for the first time in the IHSA history.  … Continue reading

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