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About eamonntgardiner

Dr. Eamonn T. Gardiner, is a Consulting Historian. He has previously conducted research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst veterans of the First World War serving as Auxiliary Policemen, during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. He has written extensively on British central and colonial administrative responses to popular insurgencies. In 2009 he published 'Counterinsurgency and Conflict: Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War (CSP, 2009).' Published papers include; 'The training of the Irish Volunteers, 1913-1916' (The Irish Sword, 2017); 'Scattered, Ambushed and Laid Out: War and Counterinsurgency in the greater Tuam area, 1919-1921' (JOTS, 2015). Research interests include De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism; Insurgency, Police/Military Histories; Institutional Histories; Modern Irish/World History; History of Conflict, Protectorates and Peace-Keeping; Hegemony; Old and New Terrorism.

Remembering Russia’s unknown soldiers

Remembering Russia’s unknown soldiers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30306994 Advertisements

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers.

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Germany considers a more active role

Germany considers a more active role http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30004990

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World War One at Home: John Logie Baird and the undersock

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29847206

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Crowds ignore Tower of London poppy garden Tube warning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29861969

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The Historian and the Arts/or the ‘Temporal Engineer’

I have been thinking about writing this post for some time. But I caution you the avid reader, just because I have devoted considerable thought to something does not mean I have advanced it thoroughly! You have been warned! This … Continue reading

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Bunker busting under London?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-29566275

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U-boat found with ship it sank

U-boat found with ship it sank http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29721118

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How the British financed Napoleon’s return to power!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29643065

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The forgotten women of the ‘war in the East’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29665232

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Limerick’s Military & Logistical Heritage

Limerick, my own adopted city, has a proud and even some would say defiant history of involvement in military affairs. From the Williamite siege of the city, to this year’s 75th anniversary celebration of the Irish Army’s Limerick based 12th … Continue reading

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The Disappeared: Human remains found in search for Brendan Megraw

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-29444256

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The Other Great War 1918+

How in a single year did life expectancy in the US dropped by 12 years? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29541235

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Aids: Origin of pandemic ‘was 1920s Kinshasa’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29442642

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Romancing rebellion: the culture that spawned the Irish rebels of Easter 1916

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/romancing-rebellion-culture-spawned-irish-rebels-easter-1916-b The review begs the question was the real fight the revolution of the soul?

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Boots on the Ground

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29413429 In the latter years of the Twentieth Century, after the Cold War had come to an end and the thaw that had emerged a new concept was explored in Europe. It was born out of several key concepts and … Continue reading

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How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28145649

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One people, 1,200 sausages

One people, 1,200 sausages http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29380144

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Zara’s ‘Holocaust uniform’ and other clothing errors

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28944516

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How Nigeria turned Her Majesty’s prison into a place of pleasure

  The British had quite the habit of exporting convicts to their colonies, sometimes to work in forced labour, sometimes for penal servitude made all the worse by its great distance from loved ones and familiarity. Indeed the word ‘exported’ … Continue reading

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World War One: Kenya’s forgotten heroes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28836752

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The WW1 game that’s still popular today

The WW1 game that’s still popular today http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29050369

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2.6m historic pictures posted online

2.6m historic pictures posted online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28976849

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The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28833238

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The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28833238

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Irish Home Rule and the First World War: A Video History by Ronan McGreevy

Irish Home Rule and the First World War   This fantastic short video introduction to the topic of Irish Home Rule and the impact which the advent of the First World War had on it, is brought to you by … Continue reading

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Coonagh had highest death toll in World War I

http://www.solimerick.com/news/1205/coonagh-had-highest-death-toll-i

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Restoring Cork’s National Monument

When time stands still – restoring the national monument http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/when-time-stands-still-restoring-the-national-monument-281964.html?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=sharebutton

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Uncivilised Actions in a Civil War

With the world’s rather limited attention span at present being directed at the horrors that are the civil wars in both Ukraine and Iraq/Syria, one could almost be forgiven for thinking that the Irish road to eventual independence came with … Continue reading

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Mullinahone RIC station

http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Cashel/mullinahone.station.html

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Documentary reveals 2m Irish men died fighting for Britain

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/documentary-reveals-2m-irish-men-died-fighting-for-britain-264038.html?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=sharebutton

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Israeli plaque removed after attacks

  Israeli plaque removed after attacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28766816   Belfast is a funny city.   I mean in 90% of Northern Ireland (and by extension, Ulster), the Orange Order organises reasonably decent commemorative events for Loyal men and women to commemorate … Continue reading

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Antarctica mission launch re-enacted

Antarctica mission launch re-enacted http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-28702267

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The ‘lost’ poetry of World War One

The ‘lost’ poetry of World War One http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28705819 Britain and the Western World was preparing for the Great War for well over thirty years, so it comes as little surprise that the media was ready to play it’s part. The … Continue reading

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Five US generals killed in action

Five US generals killed in action http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28669943

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Robinson Crusoe Fitzgerald Kennedy

The men who saved JFK’s life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28644830   Most articles on President John Fitzgerald Kennedy tend to focus on the man’s assassination in Dallas in 1963; few if any recall that the man known to the world as JFK had … Continue reading

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A Positive-Negative Development

    Nationwide Photographic Programme   Last Wednesday night’s Nationwide special brought to us by the Irish national broadcaster, rté, showcased a series of photographs which detail the lives lived by Irishmen and women who volunteered to serve in the Great … Continue reading

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Comdt Padraic Kennedy

Comdt Padraic Kennedy speaks on his role as OiC (Office in Charge) of the Military Archives, the http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie website and the release of the Military Witness Statements which ushered in the Long Decade of Commemoration.

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World War One battlefields 100 years on

World War One battlefields 100 years on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28461026

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Beyond the Balmoral: Major Claude Raul Champion de Crespigny

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/major-claude-raul-champion-de-crespigny-18781941-5th-bt-49166   A portrait of a fine gentleman and Auxiliary Policeman, Claude Raul Champion de Crespigny, 5th Baronet.   This family had an interesting time of it. From the end of the Second World War, the baronetcy passed three … Continue reading

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Nationwide Once Again

Last night rté, Ireland’s national television station, broadcast the first of three shows dedicated to the tensions and histories of the men and women who gave their lives in what would become known as the First World War.  The Nationwide programme … Continue reading

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Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28548475

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Don’t get your Bat Trunks in a Knot!

  Follow Me: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/07/a-brief-history-of-batmans-trunks!!! Now normally this site is purely dedicated to Military History and the like, but given how popular last year’s homage to Batman and history was, I’ve decided those of you who have a keen interest in all … Continue reading

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Royal Crest at NUI Galway

Here are a few pictures which I took some time ago of a disused royal crest carved ‘in the round’ at the National University of Ireland Galway. As you can see from the relief detail and also the lion and … Continue reading

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Here are a few pictures which I took some time ago of a disused royal crest carved ‘in the round’ at the National University of Ireland Galway. As you can see from the relief detail and also the lion and … Continue reading

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The RIC (Royal Italian Constabulary)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28254297 The carabinieri have served Italy for 200 years in a fashion similar to other gendarmeries. Indeed when one considers matters the similarities between it and the now defunct Royal Irish Constabulary are striking. Neither force attracts recruits from particularly … Continue reading

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An Irishman’s Diary on Hubert Gough, an enigmatic general

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/an-irishman-s-diary-on-hubert-gough-an-enigmatic-general-1.1858372

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The Marching Dead

US sends draft notices to 1800s men http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28268638   The agency responsible for maintaining and updating the data which allows the United States government to theoretically the maintain operational capability of conscripting its citizens for military service recently made a … Continue reading

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Trench construction in World War I

Originally posted on Diana Overbey:
When people think of World War I, one of the first images that comes to mind is the trench.  Here’s a look into how these major features were constructed, as well as their impact on…

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Pity the Nations

Art imitates life with alarming regularity, especially in our twenty-first century, but it is rarely seen whereby life returns the favour. Unfortunately the ongoing civil war in Syria is doing just that.     The Crusaders’ castle, Krak des Chevaliers … Continue reading

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