Tag Archives: Army

A Broad Church too far?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-should-visit-graves-of-british-soldiers-killed-in-1916-says-ex-tory-mp-1.2169232 Last week I wrote about the ‘bandwagoneering’ of the Easter Rising. This week’s blog is in a similar vein. The Commanding Officer of the Sherwood Forresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), some of the soldiers who helped suppress the Rising, … Continue reading

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Afghanistan conflict: Taliban declares ‘defeat’ of Nato – BBC News

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30626728 One would be hard pressed to disagree with this statement from the Taliban. After beating the British Empire, the Soviet Union and now the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is Afghanistan unconquerable? A statement which range true in the 80s, … Continue reading

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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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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!

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‘Practice Parade at Portobello Barracks’

A Chairde, Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! While the militaries of the world prepare for parades on St. Patrick’s Day, it is important to remember that not all formal parades are joyful ones. This wonderful document from the Bureau of … Continue reading

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‘Stewards Enquiry’: The Curragh Mutiny and trade in Horse Meat in Ireland in 1914!

In recent days there has been a furore surrounding the discovery of traces of horse meat in beef products sold in Ireland. As a historian, this has sparked a personal debate; what is the real issue here? Irish people appear to … Continue reading

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