`Step Together': The Story of Ireland's Emergency Army 1939-1946 As Told by Its Veterans

Ireland adopted a neutrality policy during the Second World War which was locally known as 'The Emergency'. At the outbreak of the war, Irish defence forces were in a poor state; hence the creation of the Emergency Army. This fully illustrated oral history is an anecdotal and often funny account of the time. Based on the author's interviews with the men who served in 'The Emergency', giving immediate eyewitness accounts of recruitment, training and serving in the army. It includes the national 'Call to Arms', basic training, the equipment; 'Shoots' by Coast Artillery and in the Glen of Imaal; flying the planes; social events; the 'down' side; 'major manoeuvres' and parades and finally 'Stand-down'. Illustrated with rarely seen black and white photographs, and some unique colour photographs taken at the time.


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Author:
Donald MacCarron
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Authors:
Donald MacCarron
Title_slug:
Step-Together
Author_slug:
Donald-MacCarron
Isbn13:
9780716526193
Isbn10:
0716526190
Physical:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Irish Academic Press
Pubdate:
February 1999
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