Irish Regiments in the World Wars


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Introduction * Irish regiments in existence, 1914 * The rival 'volunteer' forces in pre-war Northern and Southern Ireland * World War I - Ypres, Gallipoli, The Somme, Palestine* Other Irish units * The Inter-War period * World War II - The 38th Brigade, the Irish Guards * The Plates

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Dr David Murphy was born in Dublin in 1968 and is a graduate of both University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. He is a contributor to the Dictionary of Irish Biography, and has published two books and numerous articles; in the course of his research he has visited many of the battlefields associated with famous Irish units, on three continents. He is currently compiling a gazetteer of Irish regiments for the Military Heritage Trust of Ireland. Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical figures for museums.


"This focus on Irish regiments of the two wars includes a healthy dose of Irish history and culture in addition to military history: as such it offers a smooth survey of Irish heroes and participations." --Midwest Book Review

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