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The Irish on the Somme

Being a Second Series of 'The Irish at the Front'

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,720 / 189 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 568
Added to site: 2011.06.15 30158
Genre: War

This narrative is concerned chiefly with the three distinctively Irish units of the New Armies engaged on the Western Front--the Ulster Division, the Irish Division (representative of the south and west), and the "Tyneside Irish," in which Irishmen living in the north of England enlisted. It also deals incidentally with the Irish Regular regiments of the Line, and with that numerous body of Irishmen serving in English, Scottish and Welsh battalions and in the Anzacs and Canadians.

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IV.--FOUR VICTORIA CROSSES TO THE ULSTER DIVISION 47 Brilliant Additions to the Record of Irish Valour and Romance

V.--COMBATIVENESS OF THE IRISH SOLDIER 56 The British Blends of Courage

VI.--WITH THE TYNESIDE IRISH 67 Over the Heights of La Boiselle, through Bailiff's Wood to Contalmaison


VIII.--THE IRISH SOLDIER'S HUMOUR AND SERIOUSNESS 104 Stories from the Front, Funny and Otherwise

IX.--THE IRISH BRIGADE 118 "Everywhere and Always Faithful"

X.--IRISH REPLIES TO GERMAN WILES AND POISON GAS 128 How the Munsters captured the Enemy's wheedling Placards

XI.--STORMING OF GUILLAMONT BY THE IRISH BRIGADE 138 Raising the Green Flag in the Centre of the Village

XII.--THE BRIGADE'S POUNCE ON GUINCHY 146 Gallant Boy Officers of the Dublin Fusiliers

XIII.--HONOURS AND DISTINCTIONS FOR THE IRISH BRIGADE 152 How Lieut. Holland of the Leinsters won the V.C.




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