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A Question of Duty
A Question of Duty

A Question of Duty

The Curragh Incident 1914

HISTORY

176 Pages, 5.10 x 7.80

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: January 2014

ISBN 9781848403147

Rights: World

New Island (Jan 2014)

Price: $13.99
 
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Overview

In the Curragh Army Camp in County Kildare, a senior British General and his officers had threatened to resign rather than deploy their forces to Ulster in response to threats from the Protestant populations there refusing to accept Home Rule. This was the so called Curragh Mutiny, which precipitated the most serious crisis of civilmilitary relations in modern British history. In this engaging and enjoyable new history of those events, Paul O'Brien explores the why and the how of those strange days as well as putting the events in a wider context and bringing home to the modern reader just how close to civil war the British Empire stood in 1914.

Author Biography

Paul O' Brien is a military historian who has studied Irish and British military activity during the Easter Rising 1916. He has written a number of works on the 1916 Rising focusing on the military aspects of Easter week. This original work has brought new life to the military history of the 1916 Rising. A keen collector of model soldiers, he lives in Dublin