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Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale

Timothy Bowman


The British army was almost unique among the European armies of the Great War in that it did not suffer from a serious breakdown of discipline or collapse of morale. It did, however, inevitably suffer from disciplinary problems. While attention has hitherto focused on the 312 notorious ‘shot at dawn’ cases, many thousands of British soldiers were tried by court martial during the Great War. This book provides a comprehensive study of discipline and morale in the British army during the Great War by using a case study of the Irish regiments. It considers the wartime experience of the Irish regu ... More

Keywords: British army, Great War, disciplinary problems, court martial, discipline, morale, Irish regiments, executions, failing units, Sinn Fein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719062841
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719062841.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Bowman, author