Shadows from the Trenches

Shadows from the Trenches

After the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, ex-servicemen consolidated the institutions of the new Irish Free State whereas a minority remained loyal to the idea of an Irish Republic.

Author: Emmanuel Destenay

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ISBN: 1910820733

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An examination of the conflicting roles WWI veterans played in the Irish War of Independence. 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Irish War of Independence, a fiercely fought conflict between British forces and the Irish Republican Army that resulted in the partition of Northern Ireland and the creation of the short-lived Irish Free State. This anniversary represents an opportunity to shed new light on the roles played by Irish veterans of World War I, who returned home from one grueling war only to be plunged into another. Shadows from the Trenches explores the oft-forgotten histories of this generation of Irishmen, who navigated a roiling tide of shifting and divided loyalties in a tumultuous decade. Approximately 150,000 Irish citizens joined the British Army during World War I. After the Armistice in 1918, some chose to stand by the United Kingdom, some pledged allegiance to the newly formed Irish Republican Army, while others chose to focus on keeping their families above water in a society plagued by unemployment and unrest. As Emmanuel Destenay shows, what happened in Ireland was hardly unique in Europe at that time. The continent was torn by internal transformations, revolutions, and political reconfigurations in the wake of World War I. Destenay tracks the trajectories of these shadows from the trenches, illuminating their hopes and uncertainties during an unprecedented chapter in Irish history.
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Training Manual 2000

Training Manual  2000

Trenches are distinguished by their characteristic trace , shadows , and spoil from the excavation . New work is indicated by lighter appearance of fresh spoil . The length of shadow is an indication of depth .

Author: United States. War Department

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122869139

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Topographic Drafting

Topographic Drafting

Trenches . — These are readily distinguished by their characteristic traversed or zigzag trace revealed by the shadow of the trench walls or by the spoil from trench excavation . New work is generally clearly indicated by the lighter ...

Author: United States. War Department

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ISBN: UOM:39015059783947

Category: Map drawing

Page: 302

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CAP Mot

CAP Mot

We set up Willy Peter booby traps at both ends of the trench at approximately 100 yards either side of our position , to forewarn us if anyone attempted to sneak into our ranks from the shadows of the trench . Night closed in around us ...

Author: Barry L. Goodson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574410040

Category: History

Page: 306

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Based on actual experiences during Barry Goodson's tour of duty in Vietnam from July of 1968 to June of 1969, CAP Mot is the riveting story of one Marine Special Forces unit: "CAP" for "Combined Action Program," and "Mot" for the word "one" in the Vietnamese language. A CAP unit was comprised of six to eight men who lived in the jungles of Vietnam with no firebase or compound for security. Their responsibilities were two-fold. They were to become involved in the everyday life of the Vietnamese villagers, helping them in everything from farming to healing their sick. They were also instructed to help train a new generation of PFs - Popular Forces soldiers - young Vietnamese men committed to fighting the NVA (North Vietnamese Army) and other forces of Communism. In reality, the "help" went both ways. PF soldiers taught the marines basic jungle survival skills such as how to locate and defuse booby traps and how to cover their bodies with water buffalo dung to keep the mosquitoes away. Ordinary villagers like Mamasan Tou would set up a security network so the CAP marines could afford the occasional luxury of a nap or a few minutes to write a letter home. The only time a CAP marine left the jungle was when he was rotating home, wounded or dead. Goodson's thirteen-month tour of duty was almost over when he was wounded. He spent several weeks in various hospitals before going home, and facing a whole different kind of battle there.
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A household book of English poetry selected with notes by R C Trench

A household book of English poetry  selected with notes by R C  Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin). 30 And when with envy time transported , Shall think to rob us of our joys , You'll in your girls again be courted , And I'll go wooing in my boys . Anon . LXIV IO A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW .

Author: Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin)

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ISBN: OXFORD:600083057

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The Double Shadow

The Double Shadow

It's a story about a hero and it went round those stinking trenches like wildfire. Noel's officer, a piece of stuckup toffee on a stick, ordered Noel and his men to retake some useless trenches we'd lost months before.

Author: Sally Gardner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780227832

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In the wasteland it is eternal day, no clocks mark the passing hours. In 1937 clouds of war gather over Britain. Fifteen-year-old Ezra meets the rich, beautiful and undeniably spoiled Amaryllis Ruben, recently expelled from boarding school. Amaryllis has been playing the rebel since she was nine years old and Ezra is both disturbed and enchanted by her. But Amaryllis is hiding a secret even she does not understand. On the grounds of her father Arnold's decadent mansion a memory machine take shape. Despite Arnold's brash playboy exterior Arnold Ruben is seeking to master time. But time is running out for him. And then, on her 17th birthday, Amaryllis vanishes. The years that follow reverberate with the events of that summer's day. As Britain is shaken by war Ezra pieces together the fragments of his shattered memory in the name of love, loss and hope.
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Geology of a Transpressional Orogen Developed During Ridge trench Interaction Along the North Pacific Margin

Geology of a Transpressional Orogen Developed During Ridge trench Interaction Along the North Pacific Margin

A : Boudinage of early ( syn - D . ) andalusite with fibrous sillimanite pressure shadows showing stretching parallel to the subhorizontal , D , lineation indicates the lineation is a stretching lineation . Asymmetric pressure shadows ...

Author: Virginia Baker Sisson

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 081372371X

Category: Science

Page: 375

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains maps using the comercial drawing program Adobe Illustrator 9.0 for Wintel systems.
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Shadow Strike

Shadow Strike

The CIA had cranked up its satellite coverage of the facility and saw in early June that the Syrians were digging two trenches from the reactor to the Euphrates River. The images, shared and assessed with Aman, reinforced the confidence ...

Author: Yaakov Katz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250191281

Category: History

Page: 304

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The never-before-told inside story of how Israel stopped Syria from becoming a global nuclear nightmare—and its far-reaching implications On September 6, 2007, shortly after midnight, Israeli fighters advanced on Deir ez-Zour in Syria. Israel often flew into Syria as a warning to President Bashar al-Assad. But this time, there was no warning and no explanation. This was a covert operation, with one goal: to destroy a nuclear reactor being built by North Korea under a tight veil of secrecy in the Syrian desert. Shadow Strike tells, for the first time, the story of the espionage, political courage, military might and psychological warfare behind Israel’s daring operation to stop one of the greatest known acts of nuclear proliferation. It also brings Israel’s powerful military and diplomatic alliance with the United States to life, revealing the debates President Bush had with Vice President Cheney and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as well as the diplomatic and military planning that took place in the Oval Office, the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, and inside the IDF’s underground war room beneath Tel Aviv. These two countries remain united in a battle to prevent nuclear proliferation, to defeat Islamic terror, and to curtail Iran’s attempts to spread its hegemony throughout the Middle East. Yaakov Katz's Shadow Strike explores how this operation continues to impact the world we live in today and if what happened in 2007 is a sign of what Israel will need to do one day to stop Iran's nuclear program. It also asks: had Israel not carried out this mission, what would the Middle East look like today?
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In Haig s Shadow

In Haig s Shadow

This all took some little time, but I discovered that the Wood was thought to be clear, though the trenches round it were strongly held. It was said that the New Zealanders had made good progress in the morning but that in the afternoon ...

Author: Gary Sheffield

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781784383541

Category: History

Page: 256

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This collection of correspondence and newly discovered family papers is “a good read for anyone interested in WWI, or the British Army” (The NYMAS Review). Hugo De Pree was the nephew of the better-known Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. However, De Pree had a distinguished military career in his own right. He served in the Boer War. He was sent to the Western Front, as Chief of Staff of IV Corps, and played a key part in planning the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. In 1918 De Pree was appointed to command 189 Brigade in 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. His part in the March Retreat showed that he was not a chateau general. In August 1918, he took the morally courageous decision to cancel his Brigade’s attack, fearing heavy losses for little gain. He was sacked, but after appealing was appointed to command a brigade of 38th (Welsh) Division, which he commanded with distinction in the last weeks of the war. Afterward, De Pree rose to Major-General and was the Commandant at RMA Woolwich. His son, John, was killed in 1942 when attempting to escape from a POW camp in Germany, a story told in this book by one of the leading academics in the field, which combines De Pree and Haig family papers with incisive commentary to give a multi-faceted insight into both an important but obscure senior officer of the First World War, and his hugely famous uncle.
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An Impossible War

An Impossible War

He said nothing. Their eyes spoke volumes. Here was fatigue. Here was loneliness. Here was despair. Above, Jones could make out the crooked limbs of huge deformed trees casting dark shadows over the trenches, filling the air with gloom ...

Author: Andy Remic

Publisher: Tor.com

ISBN: 9780765395184

Category: Fiction

Page: 562

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Robert Jones signed up for the British Expeditionary Force with visions of honour and glory, of fighting for king and country, of making his family proud at last. He got an eternity of muddy trenches, clouds of poison gas, and a bullet for his troubles. Despite the mundane horrors of the Great War, however, things were about to get much worse. As armies begin to shapeshift into demonic entities, a new face of war is displayed. The Great War has been chosen as the battleground in an eternal, metaphysical struggle, and Jones finds himself caught in no man’s land. An Impossible War collects in a single edition all three parts of Remic’s demonic tour de force: A Song for No Man’s Land, Return of Souls, and The Iron Beast. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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