Heroic Option: The Irish in the British Army
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 former's 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 Nation's 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.
87 pages matching heroic option the irish in the british army in this book
Results 1-3 of 87
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter Two The Wars with France in North America
Chapter Three The Irish in the Peninsular War North
Chapter Four The Irish The British Army and the Early
7 other sections not shown
16th Irish 36th Ulster action Anglo-Boer Anglo-Irish appointed arrived artillery attack battalion battle became Bengal Boers brave bravery British Army Butler camp campaign Captain captured career casualties Catholic cavalry century column command Company Connaught Rangers Coote Corps County Division Durnford England enlisted father Field Marshal Fifth Army fighting fire Foot force fought France French Gallipoli George German Gough guns Henry hero Hill honour Horse India infantry Inniskilling Fusiliers Ireland Irish Brigade Irish Guards Irish soldiers Irish Sword Irishmen James joined killed Ladysmith later Leinsters Lieutenant Colonel London Longford Lord Mahon Major March Militia Mutiny Natal Nationalist officers ordered Pakenham Peninsular Protestant ranks recruits Redmond River Roberts Royal Dublin Fusiliers Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Royal Irish Fusiliers Royal Irish Regiment Royal Irish Rifles Royal Munster Fusiliers sent Sergeant served Sikhs Somme South Africa surrender Transvaal troops victory Volunteers Wellesley Wellington William Wolseley Wolseley's wounded young Zulus