Heroic Option: The Irish in the British Army Desmond Bowen

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Published: January 1st 2005

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Heroic Option: The Irish in the British Army  by  Desmond Bowen

Heroic Option: The Irish in the British Army by Desmond Bowen
January 1st 2005 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 331 pages | ISBN: | 9.29 Mb

It is a curious paradox that, while for many centuries there has been deep antagonism between the British and the Irish, the latter have fought the formers wars with exemplary courage and tenacity. This has never been better demonstrated than when,MoreIt is a curious paradox that, while for many centuries there has been deep antagonism between the British and the Irish, the latter have fought the formers wars with exemplary courage and tenacity.

This has never been better demonstrated than when, as a result of the Irish regiments superb service in the South African War (Boer War) at the end of the 19th Century, Queen Victoria ordered the formation of the Irish Guards in 1900 as a mark of the Nations gratitude.

Even after the trauma of Partition, Irishmen continued to serve in Irish regiments in large numbers and the tradition continued today. Indeed during the Second World War a very significant number of the most influential generals were of Irish extraction.



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