The Irish Amateur Military Tradition in the British Army, 1854-1992

Butler, William (2016) The Irish Amateur Military Tradition in the British Army, 1854-1992. Documentation. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Covering the period from the re-establishment of the Irish militia during the Crimean War until the disbandment of the Ulster Defence Regiment in 1992, this book examines the Irish amateur military tradition within the British Army, distinctive from a British amateur military tradition. Irish men and women of both religions and political persuasions made a significant contribution to these forces, and in so doing played an important role within the British Empire, whilst also providing a crucial link between the army and Irish society. Utilising new source material, this book demonstrates the complex nature of Irish involvement with British institutions and its Empire. It argues that within this unique tradition, two divergent Protestant and Catholic traditions emerged, and membership of these organisations was used as a means of social mobility, for political patronage, and, crucially, to demonstrate loyalty to Britain and its Empire.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Uncontrolled keywords: Irish History, Military History, Empire, Ireland, British Army
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Faculties > Humanities > School of History > Centre for the Study of War, Propaganda and Society
Depositing User: William Butler
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 14:51 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 14:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66858 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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