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by Timothy Newark


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Xiii, 274 pages : 24 cm. For hundreds of years, Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Wherever they've traveled, whichever side of the battlefield they've stood, the tales of their exploits have never been forgotten.

Xiii, 274 pages : 24 cm.

Tim Newark's book tells the story of the Irish fighting man from the Battle of the Boyne to the mountains of Afghanistan. Told in the soldiers own words that where gathered from diaries, letters and journals, archives and interviews with veterans in Ireland and across the world. The Fighting Irish: The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier

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The Fighting Irish is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how such a small nation can provide some of the world's . Captain Doug Beattie MC, 1 R Irish, author of Task Force Helmand.

The Fighting Irish is a must-read for anyone wanting to know how such a small nation can provide some of the world's finest fighting men. ―Captain Doug Beattie MC, 1 R Irish, author of Task Force Helmand. Reading this fascinating book over the St Patrick's Day festivities would be as good a way as any and better than most, to celebrate what it is to be Irish. Encapsulates Ireland's international military tradition sheds light on forgotten histor. t is this fighting spirit that is rightly celebrated in this book.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Some sailed to America and joined in frontier fighting, others demonstrated their loyalty to their adopted homeland in the bloody combats of the American Civil War, as well as campaigns against the British Empire in Canada and South Africa. The Irish soldier can also be found in the thick of war during the twentieth century-facing slaughter at the Somme, desperate last-stands in the Congo-and, more recently, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The Fighting Irish is not a detailed history of the Irish soldier, but a survey of more than .

The Fighting Irish is not a detailed history of the Irish soldier, but a survey of more than three centuries of military service by Irishmen, Catholic and Protestant alike, across the globe, at times often fighting against other Irishmen.

For hundreds of years, Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Stepping aboard ships bound for England, America, or Europe, young Irishmen have been hungry for adventure, a self-made fortune or the means to carry on a cause back home. Wherever he has travelled, whichever side of the battlefield he has stood, the tales of his exploits have never been forgotten. The Irish soldier has always been in the thick of the fight.

The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier.

For hundreds of years, Irish soldiers have sought their destiny abroad. Stepping aboard ships bound for England, America, or Europe, young Irishmen have been hungry for adventure, a self-made fortune or the means to carry on a cause back home. Wherever he has travelled, whichever side of the battlefield he has stood, the tales of his exploits have never been forgotten. The Irish soldier has always been in the thick of the fight. Leaving his birthplace, he travelled with hope, sometimes wanting to bring a liberating revolution to his fellow countrymen. Often seeking adventure, the Fighting Irish have been found in all corners of the British Empire, winning new territories, gaining a reputation as fearless soldiers. Some sailed to America and joined in frontier fighting or demonstrated their loyalty to their new homeland in the bloody combats of the American Civil War. Others took the opportunity to carry on their home-borne disputes with campaigns against the British Empire in Canada and South Africa. The Irish soldier has been in the thick of war during the twentieth century-facing slaughter at the Somme, surviving prison camps in Korea, desperate last-stands in the Congo-and continuing sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. In "Fighting Irish", acclaimed historian Tim Newark tells their tales in the dramatic words of the soldiers themselves, gathered from diaries, letters and journals from archives-and interviews with veterans-in Ireland and across the world. Praise for "Highlander": "Tim Newark is a remarkably gifted storyteller." ("The Scotsman"). "At last, the Highland soldier has the history he richly deserves. Tim Newark tells the dramatic tale with some startling new stories and superbly researched detail." (Andrew Roberts). "Highlanders have long been among the most feared soldiers in the world and Tim Newark's book admirably tells their stirring tale. A great read!". (Bernard Cornwell).

Comments: (7)

Lemana
If you like a look into historical fact not fiction you will enjoy this book. It goes into the History and the combat experiences of the Irish Soldier. Enjoyed the book.
Painbrand
Of historical interest, well written and and would serve as a great gift to anyone of Irish extraction who served in the military. I highly recommend it.
Qwert
interesting, fast moving
Opithris
Most Irish people know a little bit about the various conflicts throught history that we played a part in. Not many would know the scale and varity of partication that Irish solders took part in. A very intersting book with some chapters a bit thiner than others but still rates 5 stars
Marelyne
Although Tim Newark has a refreshing writing style, his research and inclusions in the book seem somewhat bizarre. He includes a section on the 69th Regt from New York in Iraq which, while admittedly its antecedents were Irish, by the 21st century was in no way an Irish Unit, but omits any mention of the huge Irish contingents in the East India Coys forces which were actually the predecessors of later Irish Units in the British Army. As far as individuals are concerned he includes quite rightly many of the less well known Irish soldiers of fortune and Irish Americans, but omits Robert Rogers, John Nicholson and Paddy Mayne. One would be forgiven for thinking after reading this book that apart from the Somme and a few other minor mentions that those from Ulster provided very little to enhance the Irish fighting reputation and this book has a decidedly republican slant. Poor effort.
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THE FIGHTING IRISH: THE STORY OF THE EXTRAORDINARY SOLDIER
TIM NEWARK
THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
HARDCOVER, $25.99, 274 PAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS, APPENDICES, NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY

During the numerous wars of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Irish soldiers established an enviable reputation as fighting men. Successive generations of political and economic exiles served in the armies of France and Spain, and in the 19th Century, Irish emigrants flocked to North America and the former colonies. One can find accounts of Irish regiments serving in many wars and in the names of diverse causes, including the campaigns of the Seven Years' War, the War of the Spanish Succession, the Napoleonic Wars, and The War Between The States. At some battles, such as Fontenoy in 1745 and Fredericksburg in 1862, Irish regiments were present on both sides.

While it remains for some an unpalatable truth, it can be shown that the largest Irish contingent was the one already serving in the British Army; which by the mid-19th Century contained between 30% to 35% Irish soldiers. Despite the fact that parts of Ireland were periodically in a state of open rebellion against the Crown, many different factors drove Irishmen to enlist-economics, travel, adventure, and family tradition.

THE FIGHTING IRISH: THE STORY OF THE EXTRAORDINARY IRISH SOLDIER is an easy to read account which presents the military history of the Irish from the bottom-up. It isn't a book for scholars or historians but a book for the Irish in the diaspora who want to learn something about their heritage. The only mistakes that I found in this book are the author's reference to the Congressional Medal of Honor rather than the correct title of Medal of Honor and referring to recipients of both the Victoria Cross and the Medal of Honor as winners instead of recipients.

Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard
Orlando, Florida
Bad Sunny
A summary of the review on StrategyPage.Com:

'Newark, author, among other works, of Highlander: The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier and Celtic Warriors: 400 BC - 1600 AD, gives us a look at the Irish soldier at war since the Battle of the Boyne (July 11, 1690), which sent many Catholic Irishmen into exile and military service with numerous foreign armies, notbaly the French, Spanish, and American service, while others took the "King's shilling" to escape grinding poverty at home. This is not a detailed history, but a survey of more than three centuries of military service by Irishmen, Catholic and Protestant, across the globe, at times Irismen fighting Irishmen, with"snap-shots" of Irish military service in many wars and many armies, at times against other Irishmen, down to the present. This is an excellent introduction to the military history of the Irish.'

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Fighting Irish: The Story of the Extraordinary Irish Soldier download epub
Author: Timothy Newark
ISBN: 1849015155
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Constable (February 1, 2012)
Pages: 380 pages