The Irish Defence Forces since 1922

The Irish Defence Forces since 1922

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by Donal MacCarron, Bill Younghusband
     
 

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Born in the Civil War of 1922–23, the army of the Republic of Ireland occupied a sensitive place in the national culture for many years. In World War II (1939-1945), it faced the challenge of maintaining Ireland’s integrity as neutral. Post-war, it found a new role in 1960, providing troops for the United Nations intervention in the war-torn Congo; and

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Born in the Civil War of 1922–23, the army of the Republic of Ireland occupied a sensitive place in the national culture for many years. In World War II (1939-1945), it faced the challenge of maintaining Ireland’s integrity as neutral. Post-war, it found a new role in 1960, providing troops for the United Nations intervention in the war-torn Congo; and since then has supported UN missions in the Middle East and elsewhere. More recently the border with troubled Ulster has obliged the Republic to invest in reform and modernisation. Ireland’s freedom to seek examples and equipment worldwide has created an interesting progression of uniforms, illustrated in this study of Ireland’s forces over 80 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780963914
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #417
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
447,493
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Donal MacCarron is an established military and aviation historian. Educated at CBS, he studied civil engineering and architecture at University College, Dublin. He has had a number of books and articles published, including 'Wings over Ireland: the Story of the Irish Air Corps', and 'Step Together, the story of Ireland's Emergency Army'. This is his first book for Osprey.

Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. He has been interested in all things military since childhood, an interest compounded through the reading of authors such as G. A. Henty. Bill is a respected military illustrator of many years' experience, and has illustrated numerous Osprey books on 18th and 19th century subjects. He is married, and lives in Ireland.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Irish Defence Forces have gained an international reputation in UN Peace Keeping.This book reflects the soldiers in there every day work. It focuses on the profesionalism, dedication and commitment of the Irish Defence Forces. The authors are to be congratualated on a splendid piece of work.