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

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

John Sheen
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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 (16 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5U6G2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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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 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 21 Jan 2014
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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 - which is to be a history of the Tyneside Irish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ancestry 13 Jan 2014
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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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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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