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Heroes or traitors? : experiences of Southern Irish soldiers returning from the Great War, 1919-1939

Author: Paul Taylor
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015.
Series: Reappraisals in Irish history, 5
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book examines the experiences of Irish soldiers returning from the Great War to the part of Ireland that became the Irish Free State covering the period from the Armistice to 1939.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Taylor
ISBN: 9781781381618 1781381615
OCLC Number: 932797206
Description: 273 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biographical NotesGlossary/TermsAbbreviationsINTRODUCTIONEx-Servicemen and their place in Irish HistoryIrish Soldiers: Who were they?PART I TIME OF CONFLICT: 1919 - 19231. Violence and IntimidationRecords of the PerpetratorsRecords of the Victims2. Were Ex-Servicemen Targeted?Patterns of ViolenceLoyalists and RepublicansThe Case against Ex-Servicemen being TargetedPART ll BRITAIN: LEGACY OF OBLIGATION 1919 - 19393. An Imperial ObligationEmployment - The Able BodiedEmployment - The DisabledEmployment - Transitional Arrangements and Post 1922Pensions and Health - The Physically DisabledPensions and Health - The Mentally DisabledPensions and Health - Ex-Servicemen in the Free State ArmyClaims and CompensationEmigrationAllocation of Land4. Homes for HeroesRental Policy and Rent StrikesSupreme Court Rulings and the Struggle to Reassert AuthorityTreatment of Widows and the DisabledBegrudging GratitudePART III Ireland: State and Community: 1922 -19395. Equal Citizens of the StateAttitude of the Government - Relationship with the TrustAttitude of the Government - Reaction to GrievancesAttitude of the Government - The Political ContextGovernment and EmploymentEx-Servicemen in PoliticsThe Courts and JudiciaryThe Armed ForcesCommemoration and Remembrance6. Integration into the CommunityEmployment and HousingDiscriminationSupport and IntegrationEx-Servicemen's AssociationsNewspapersCONCLUSIONHeroes or Traitors?Appendix: SourcesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Reappraisals in Irish history, 5
Responsibility: Paul Taylor.

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A very timely subject for study based on extremely impressive archival research. -- Marie Coleman Taylor's study is to be congratulated for bringing this timely topic to light, and it is no criticism Read more...

 
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