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4.0 out of 5 stars IRELAND'S FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS
It has been said that if the English knew more about Irish history and the Irish knew less, they would understand each other better.The story of the thousands of Irish soldiers who fought and died for Britain in the First World War is a case in point. Many, like the members of John Redmond's Irish Party, who formed the basis of the 10th & 16th Divisions enlisted to show...
Published on 6 July 2009 by Robert Mantle

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new
Once again all the Irish Regiments pulled together for a look at.

Author sides a bit with Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the book as there's a family connection. So if your a Connaught, Skin or Faugh don't raise your hopes to much.

For somebody starting out on subject it's a good book and gives all the main info.

Plates very uninspiring. Some...
Published on 19 Mar 2007 by Thomas Raymann


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars IRELAND'S FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS, 6 July 2009
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Robert Mantle (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Irish Regiments in the World Wars (Elite) (Paperback)
It has been said that if the English knew more about Irish history and the Irish knew less, they would understand each other better.The story of the thousands of Irish soldiers who fought and died for Britain in the First World War is a case in point. Many, like the members of John Redmond's Irish Party, who formed the basis of the 10th & 16th Divisions enlisted to show that Ireland deserved the Home Rule that had been promised after the war; after Easter 1916, they found themselves distrusted by the British authorities and the Irish public and after Irish independence, they were written out of the accepted version of Irish history. Their story, with that of the Ulstermen of the 36th Division and of the thousands of Irishmen from North and South who served in World War II, deserves to be better known and this book provides a good introduction.
Since 1990, Ireland has begun to take a more objective view of its 20th Century history and this book is part of that debate.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, 19 Mar 2007
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Thomas Raymann "thraymann" (Switzerland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Irish Regiments in the World Wars (Elite) (Paperback)
Once again all the Irish Regiments pulled together for a look at.

Author sides a bit with Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the book as there's a family connection. So if your a Connaught, Skin or Faugh don't raise your hopes to much.

For somebody starting out on subject it's a good book and gives all the main info.

Plates very uninspiring. Some characters downright ugly. Embleton trying to say something with this?!

Could have been better.

Overpriced!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A large subject area, covered by a slim book. Do the maths., 28 Dec 2011
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Although half-decent for someone starting out, I think that the subject area is much too large to be covered by a book of this size and type. Covering all of the Irish units in both world wars is a job for something much more in-depth and the result is that the rear ends up feeling a bit deflated. If they had perhaps narrowed it down to the Second World War only, then it would have been a better read. Aside from the artwork, one could find the same information on the Internet without too much trouble. Which kind of defeats the point of the book, really.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent short history of the Irish regiments, 10 May 2011
This review is from: Irish Regiments in the World Wars (Elite) (Paperback)
It would be impossible to cover the full history of these regiments in just 40+ pages but this Osprey volume provides an excellent introduction. I have made a study of these regiments as I had family members in both world wars serving in Irish regiments. A lot of good detail here and interesting artwork of many now disbanded regiments such as the Innskillings, the Connaught Rangers, the North Irish Horse etc. A good collection of photographs is, many of them previously unpublished. I find the Osprey volumes a bit overpriced but suspect that the artwork and also all of the Imperial War Museum photos do not come cheap. A bibliography provided for anyone who wants to follow up with more reading on the Irish regiments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Given as a gift, 14 Jun 2013
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Mrs McGregor (West Yorks, UK) - See all my reviews
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The recipient loved it. He is researching his family history and found the book extremely useful. 'A treasure' he says.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Aug 2014
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Good book, plenty of information and excellent pictures. Great for research. Fast delivery with good packaging
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