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IEMA-P-062-375315 viewsTaking a well earned rest from turf cutting – Killamuck Camp, Abbeyleix, Co. Carlow. – 23 July 1943.
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IEMA-P-067-010307 viewsCatching up with the news.
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IEMA-P-067-012351 viewsA Vickers Machine Gun Crew. The Vickers and the lighter Lewis Gun, with the Lee Enfield Mark III rifle, were the main weapons of the infantry battalions.
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IEMA-P-067-022478 viewsThe critical shortage of equipment was exemplified by the lack of anti-armour weapons. In March 1940, the army possessed one 57 mm anti-tank gun and fourty-one Boyes .55inch anti-tank rifles. Only a further 6 guns and 100 rifles were delievered by the end of the Emergency.
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IEMA-P-067-025445 viewsOfficers of the 25th Battalion relaxing after lunch outside their headquaters, Bawnjames House, New Ross – 07 June 1942. The emergency brought together not alone those who had fought in 1916 and the War of Independence but also those who who had fought on opposing sides during the Civil War.
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IEMA-P-067-031359 viewsHurry up and wait! Packing up bivouacs and blankets after an overnight Camp, Flood Hall, Kilkenny – 24 August 1944.
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IEMA-P-096-003330 viewsIt was difficult to maintain boots for inspection. The periodical shortages of polish and the tough treatment caused by long marches and turf cutting meant many tough moments on the parade grounds.
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IEMA-P-096-005367 viewsAn improvised alter at Castle Annagh Camp outside New Ross – 05 July 1942. The Army fought a long battle with the Heirarchy to have chaplains appointed to units so that they could accompany the troops on exercise. The Bishops were not intailly in favour of priests travelling outside their dioceses.
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IEMA-P-096-006328 viewsIce Cream comes to Camp Mount Pleasant, Co. Waterford – 18 July 1942.
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IEMA-P-096-007363 viewsThe quartermaster waits by the roadside to provide welcoms nourishment to the marching troops – near Dunmore East, Co. Wexford – 16 July 1942.
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IEMA-P-096-030365 viewsCamp Guard awaiting the arrival of the Orderly Officer – 25th Battalion line, Bawnjames Military Camp, New Ross, Co. Wexford – 16 August 1942.
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IEMA-P-096-043393 viewsA rare shot of a Mortar Crew. Mortars were in very short supply. Total Stocks in March 1940 were forty eight (48) Brandt 81 mm and one (1) Brandt 60mm. A further fifty (50) 3-Inch Mortars were supplied by Britain in late 1943. This photograph was taken during a live firing practice in the Comeragh Mountains – 09 September 1944.
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IEMA-P-096-062763 viewsIn September 1939, the strength of the regular army was approximately 6,000. Together with the reserves, particularly the Volunteer Force, the total did not exceed 20,000. On the 10 May 1940, when the German offensive in Western Europe began, the total in permanent service did not exceed 13,355. However, by 31 March 1941 the total reached a figure of 41,463. This rapid increase in personnel put enormous pressure on the regular army cadres and the volunteer force and it is too their credit that a well trained, if ill-equipped, force was quickly established to depend against invasion.
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Cadets at Dublin Airport675 views"The Cadets then marched at the slope to deposit their rifles in the aircraft." Military Archives T/220 'Diary of Participation by Cadets'. (Image courtesy of Cadet School and Cpl P. Fogarty retd.)
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Cadets outside their quarters at Fort Meyer616 views(Image courtesy of Col Nott)
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Presentation to Cadets by their hosts at Fort Meyer, Arlington692 viewsOfficer Commanding 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard) Fort Meyer presented the Cadets with a mounted and framed photograph. (image courtesy of Col Nott)
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Rehearsal1098 viewsPhotograph taken by battalion photographer, 1st Battalion 3rd Infantry (Old Guard), US Army on the day of Kennedy's funeral. (Image courtesy of Col Nott)
 
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