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Tyneside Irish: 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th (Service) Battalions of Northumberland Fusiliers [Kindle Edition]

John Sheen
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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The ‘Pals” battalions were a phenomenon of the Great War, never repeated since. Under Lord Derby’s scheme, and in response to Kitchener’s famous call for a million volunteers, local communities raised (and initially often paid for) entire battalions for service on the Western Front. Their experience was all too frequently tragic, as men who had known each other all their lives, had worked, volunteered, and trained together, and had shipped to France together, encountered the first full fury of modern battle on the Somme in July 1916. Many of the Pals battalions would not long survive that first brutal baptism, but their spirit and fighting qualities have gone down into history - these were, truly, the cream of Britain’s young men, and every single one of them was a volunteer.

This is a comprehensive history of the Tyneside Irish Brigade raised in the North East. It covers their raising, training and active service as well as the aftermath of the war and how it effected the local community. Included is an invaluable nominal roll which will appeal to local, family and military enthusiasts alike.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 37334 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword Military (15 Jun. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5U6G2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,369 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book for Villagers in County Durham 6 May 2012
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I got this book as my Granfather was killed in WW1 who was in the Tyneside Irish as were numerous Miners in Colliery Villages in County Durham who were not in fact Irish. It is well written and researched.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting tribute to the Tyneside Irish 3 Aug. 2014
Format:Hardcover
This book has been published for a while, but on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Britain's enry into the war, it seems fitting to write a few words here.

John Sheen knows Durham and the north east well and has also co-authored a book on the Tyneside Scottish. This is a thoroughly researched tribute to the men of the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Northumberland Fusiliers which charts these battalions' evolution and formation through to active service and the all too familiar tale of young lives lost in the face of German machine guns and barbed wire. Profusely illustrated and benefiting from vignettes and portraits of many of the participants as well this book would be well worth the investment on this basis alone. That it also include seven extremely useful appendices listing gallantry awards and nominal rolls for all four battalions (and the 30th, Reserve, Battalion) is a fantastic added bonus. If your ancestor was an original member of these battalions he should be named here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars citizen soldiers 18 Oct. 2013
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A great read, the detail and personal recollections really made it for me. The folk history of the North East is made richer by the work and the memory of the men of the Tyneside Irish is emblazoned on every page. Ordinary men, engaged in extraordinary deeds. It was an honour to read and remember.

Lest we forget
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent informative book. 2 Oct. 2013
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Sad and thought provoking. WWI brought home describing local men, areas and streets making the loss of lives more upsetting than statistics alone. 100 years on and still seems like yesterday.
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Fantastic insight into the formation of one of the North's Pals battalions for WW1.
Great production, great pics, some great stories of bravery, loss, humour, and gives a real feel for how the men felt about getting out of their sometimes poor quality of life, only to be brought down to earth by their experiences in the European battlefields and their wish for it all to be over.
One of the most useful and interesting books on the First War I have come across.
A relative of mine was killed in action with the Tyneside Irish and his name appears in the Roll of Honour.
A great read from Mr. Sheen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tyneside Irish 9 Jun. 2012
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I have been carrying out research in connection with a soldier from WW1 who lived in Haughton-le-Skerne and is buried in the churchyard. A friend told me to read this book as the Major served with the Tyneside Irish for short time in France. The author has put together a poignant piece of social history and the information is a invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ancestry 13 Jan. 2014
By Lucy H.
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I research my family tree and I used this book to find my Grandfather and his brother in law that were both killed during the first war.

It also explains why whole villages and friends went to war in the same regiments and the experiences that the had in really bad conditions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book 2 Oct. 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is an extremely comprehensive account of the whole life of the 'Irish'. The little vignettes of private soldiers are quite moving. I have been trying to trace the life of my grandfather and this book (and JS the author) have proved invaluable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very interesting and well set out book,
Published 3 months ago by Margaret Allison
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book
Published 3 months ago by J C Whitehouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book well worth the read
Published 3 months ago by Mrs A.S.Hood
4.0 out of 5 stars rough @ ready
A good read , especially the background , and humble beginnings of the formation of the regiment.
Published 3 months ago by Stephen Webster
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a good research tool
Well written book and well researched from regimental diaries written at the time adding local newspaper reports and the Tommy's letters home. Read more
Published 4 months ago by pcologist
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very good indeed
Published 6 months ago by Dinger Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great item.
Published 7 months ago by Clifford Ian Jenkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
An enjoyable read, but slanted more towards the devotee of military history, with some degree oif in-depth knowledge.
Published 8 months ago by Mikey
5.0 out of 5 stars My Grandfather served in the Tyneside Irish and researching ww1 ...
My Grandfather served in the Tyneside Irish and researching ww1 and in particular the Northumberland Fusiliers I came across this book. Read more
Published 10 months ago by StanthemanRetoma
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I bought the Kindle version of this, and thought it was excellent. Could use a little more scholarly thought, but it is an excellent history so achieves exactly what it intends to... Read more
Published 19 months ago by David Hiscocks
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