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This book reveals for the first time, the deep seated philosophies, tensions and reservations between Ireland’s military and its government from the foundation of the State to the present day. It explores in detail the events that led to the successful pursuit of the democratic right of association for members of the armed forces in Ireland. It articulates the concept of the citizen in uniform and the special relationship between members of the armed forces and society.
Examining a raft of old and new evidence suggesting a more sinister function of RMS Lusitania this book explores the widespread use of civilian vessels within the war effort; it shines a light on the operational response of the Royal Navy in the immediate aftermath of the incident; and it looks at the nature of the response of the United States at this crucial juncture. And above all this book questions the narrative that has grown up around one of the most pivotal junctures in the war to end all wars.
“A Heritage Journey Across the Mists of Time” This booklet brings you through all the landmarks along the Titanic Trail in Cobh. In full colour with photos and information about all the stops on the Trail. A great souvenir if you have been on the guided walking tour, it incorporates a 'Certificate of Completion' on the inside front cover. Purchase here and have your copy signed by the author and creator of the Titanic Trail, Dr Michael Martin.