Irish Officers in the British Forces, 1922–45

  • Steven O’Connor

About this book


Irish Officers in the British forces, 1922-45 looks at the reasons why young Irish people took the king's commission, including the family tradition, the school influence and the employment motive. It explores their subsequent experiences in the forces and the responses in independent Ireland to the continuation of this British military connection.


Ireland officers recruitment British army Royal Navy Royal Air Force Irish volunteers interwar period Second World War Royal Irish Fusiliers Royal Ulster Rifles Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers London Irish Rifles Irish Guards North Irish Horse neutrality experience migration reason tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven O’Connor
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46862-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35086-2
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