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Heroic Option. The Irish in the British Army.

Bowen, Desmond and Jean.

Verlag: Pen & Sword Press,, Barnsley,, 2005
ISBN 10: 1844151522 / ISBN 13: 9781844151523
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Titel: Heroic Option. The Irish in the British Army...

Verlag: Pen & Sword Press,, Barnsley,

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Excellent condition.


Barnsley, Pen & Sword Press, 2005. 16 x 24 cm. 331 pages with several illustrations. Original Hardcover in original dustjacket. Excellent condition. Includes for example: Ireland's Warrior People / The Wars with France in North America & India (1702-1803) / The Irish in the Peninsular War (North America and Waterloo) / The Irish, The British Army and the Early Victorians in India / The Irish in the Crimea / The Irish and India from Mid-Nineteenth Century / The Irish and the Late Nineteenth Century Colonial Wars / The Irish in the Second Anglo-Boer War / The Irish in the Great War 1914-1915 / The Irish in the Great War 1916-1918 / etc. Sprache: English Original Hardcover in original dustjacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2062BB

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Inhaltsangabe: It is a curious paradox that, while for many centuries there has been deep antagonism between the British and the Irish, the latter have fought the former's wars with exemplary courage and tenacity. This has never been better demonstrated than when, as a result of the Irish regiments' superb service in the South African War (Boer War) at the end of the 19th Century, Queen Victoria ordered the formation of the Irish Guards in 1900 as a mark of the Nation's gratitude. Even after the trauma of Partition, Irishmen continued to serve in Irish regiments in large numbers and the tradition continued today. Indeed during the Second World War a very significant number of the most influential generals were of Irish extraction.

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