Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 October 2004

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719062858

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Irish regiments in the Great War

Discipline and Morale

Timothy Bowman

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This highly regarded study provides the first comprehensive study of discipline and morale in the British army during the Great War by using a case-study of the Irish regiments
  • Considers the wartime experience of the Irish regular and Special Reserve battalions and the 10th (Irish), 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) Divisions
  • Demonstrates that breaches of discipline did occur in the Irish regiments during the period but in most cases these were of a minor nature
  • Suggests that where executions did take place, they were militarily necessary and served the purpose of restoring discipline in failing units

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