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Dark Times, Decent Men: Stories of Irishmen in World War II Paperback – 29 Oct 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press (29 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847172970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847172976
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 895,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'this great, easy-readable book should make the reader proud to be Irish after finding out about the exploits of so many ordinary Irish men and women who fought in WWII'

(An Cosantoir)

'fascinating ... interesting'

(Books Ireland)

'an easy read, enjoyable and a timely reminder of the high price paid in the defence of democracy by Irish men and women in the Allied forces'

(Books Ireland)

'human stories, worth recording, and fascinating to any military history enthusiast'

(Tuam Herald)

'pick up the book at random and you’ll find a story you can’t abandon until it reaches its end'

(Tuam Herald)

'thanks to the efforts of Richardson, the sacrifices of these ‘decent men’ live on ...'

(Lancashire Evening Press)

'moving collection of stories about Irishmen who fought in World War II'

(Nenagh Guardian)

'valuable and interesting record'

(Books Ireland)

'very well illustrated throughout'

(Books Ireland)

'dramatic first-hand accounts of the Irish who went to fight'

(Irish Independent)

About the Author

Neil Richardson studied Philosophy in University College Dublin and works as a creative writing teacher and editor. He is also a playwright and two of his plays, Through the Dark Clouds Shining and From the Shannon to the Somme, are inspired by stories from his book on the First World War. Neil is also a member of the Reserve Defence Forces and his family have a long military tradition stretching back over 150 years. His great-grandfather’s experiences in the trenches inspired this collection of Irish veterans’ stories.

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5.0 out of 5 starsNeil opens our eyes to the heavy involvement of the Irish in WWII.
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