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'The Irish at Messines' a talk by Dr Tim Bowman

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Dr Tim Bowman will give a talk at the Irish at Messines. We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH at 7.30pm.   IMAGE: The Irish Brigade going back to a rest  after taking Guillemont in September 1916. 


SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


An Irish Soldier in the British Army

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The Last General Absolution of 2nd Royal  Munster Fusiliers at the Rue du Bois before the Battle of Aubers Ridge in 1915 by Fortunino Matania. 16th (Irish) Division and the Gas Attacks at Hulluch (Loos) April 1916  By Peter Crook   In May 1915, my wife’s grandfather, James Kidney, enlisted at Ennis in Co. Clare in the 8th Batt…