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THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT 1914

Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.

ISBN 10: 0370307380 / ISBN 13: 9780370307381
Editorial: The Bodley Head for the Army R, 1986
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Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, UK first edition., .xii, 456 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, VG/VG condition, ,hard cover in dust jacket, notes, appendices, bibliog., index.---------------------------The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military history. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish Home Rule ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chief of the Imperial General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt. General Sir John Spencer Ewart. -------------------------------------------Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasions in modern times when the army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peace time. The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emphasizing the wider impact of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone un-remarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is illustrated, and the accepted version of events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that Asquith's assuming the office of Secretary of State for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to the outbreak of the Great War. N° de ref. de la librería 38980

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Título: THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT 1914

Editorial: The Bodley Head for the Army R

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: The Bodley Head for the Army Records Society (1986) Language: English ISBN-10: 0370307380 ISBN-13: 978-0370307381 Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

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