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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.


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


Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1916. Image: ‘Claremen in the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers’. J Kidney is listed in the section ‘Clare men in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and where they came from’. 16th (Irish) Division and the Gas Attacks at Hulluch (Loos) A…

Ep. 16 – The Myths of the Irish at Messines – Dr Tim Bowman


Dr Tim Bowman, University of Kent, gives a guest lecture at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines (7 June) which involved the Irish raised divisions, 16th Irish and 36th Ulster. His talk addresses the myths which have grown up around the battle. …

Ep. 101 – The Treatment of Mentally Ill Irish Ex-servicemen After WW1 – Dr Michael Robinson


Medical historian Dr Michael Robinson, from the University of Liverpool, talks about the treatment of mentally-ill Irish ex-serviceman after the Great War.

Ep. 159 – The 2nd Inniskillings at Festubert, 1915 – Michael Nugent


Michael Nugent talks about his recent book into the 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the 1915 Battle of Festubert. This is published by Reveille Press. 

Ep.192 – ‘The Fighting Irish’ – The US 69th Infantry Regiment in WW1- Stephen L. Harris


A student at Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont. Stephen L. Harris started his career as a  journalist and freelance writer on his hometown newspaper, The Wilton Bulletin. He then moved into corporate communications and for 12 years, Stephen edited GE’s award-winning, company-wide magazine, Monogram. This had a circulation of more than 330,000.…

Ep.325 – County Mayo, 1912-23 – Prof Joost Augusteijn


In this podcast Professor Joost Augusteijn talk about his in-depth study of County Mayo, 1912-23.


Delving into a period of unprecedented turmoil, this examination offers a comprehensive loo…

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