Irish Officers in the British Forces, 1922-45

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ISBN-13:
9781349468621
Einband:
Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.2014
Seiten:
268
Autor:
Steven O'Connor
Gewicht:
342 g
Format:
216x140x14 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1. Who Became an Officer? 2. 'I was born into an Army family': Irish Officers and the Family Tradition 3. 'A great training school for the army': Irish Officers and the School Influence 4. 'We were an unwanted surplus': Irish Medical Emigration and the British Forces 5. 'We were all Paddys': The Irish Experience of the British Forces 6. 'The irreconcilable attitude is apparently confined to the purely political sphere': Responses in Independent Ireland to an Irish Military Tradition
Irish Officers in the British forces, 1922-45 looks at the reasons why young Irish people took the king's commission, including the family tradition, the school influence and the employment motive. It explores their subsequent experiences in the forces and the responses in independent Ireland to the continuation of this British military connection.

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