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IEMA-P-062-323609 views‘The Nation is Profoundly Grateful’Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-321724 viewsQuartermaster Brett, 25th Battalion, checking his ‘inventory’ of turkeys while based at Ballinamona Camp near Tramore, Co. Waterford – 04 September 1944. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-309686 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-290476 viewsFun and games.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-237534 viewsReady for inspection.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-223636 viewsFollowing the return of a group of selected officers who had undergone British Army commando courses, a greater emphasis was placed on fieldcraft training and fitness – Slieve Caoilte, Co. Wexford 11 June 1943.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-196500 viewsHaving a wash at the end of the day. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-139447 viewsThe pride of the unit – do you know who they are?Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-129579 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-128566 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-117550 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-065499 viewsVictory for the 2nd Division! Troops of the 25th Battalion crossing the Blackwater – 3 September 1942. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-060481 viewsTea break during manoeuvres. The armbands on the left arms are to facilate umpires in identifying the opposing forces.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-054536 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-051470 viewsA company commander holding ‘Company Orders’. Company commanders were empowered were empowered to deal with minor offences such as absenteeism. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-048523 viewsA Battalion Bivouac area, among the ruins of the former British military barracks in Cahir, Co. Tipperary – 21 August 1942. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-045518 viewsTraining for the 56,000 who saw permanent service during the Emergency was arduous. Blistered feet were a common occurance, particulary in the early days.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-043552 viewsThe Blackwater manoeuvres are synonymous with the Emergency. Involving over 20,000 troops, the lasted from 17 August 1942 to 27 September 1942 and pitted the 2nd Spearead division under Maj Gen Hugo McNeill against Maj Gen M.J Costello’s 1st Division. Here the 3rd Battalion passes the 25th Battalion outside Fethard, Co. Tipperary, to take over as advance guard of the Brigade as they proceed southwards with the Spearhead Division – 20 August 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-037513 viewsPay parade – Lullymore Camp – 04 August 1942. One can only guess at what the Company Sergeant has said to the soldier waiting in line!!!Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-036559 views‘A group of warriors’ having a rest, following a tea break, outside Silversprings House, Pilltown, Co, Kilkenny, while on a training exercise prior to the Blackwater Manoeuvres - July 1942. The outdoor life, coupled with the fine weather in the summer of 1942, is reflected in the weather beaten faces. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-024520 viewsPrivate Richard Hanley (on the right) finally allows someone else to use his camera – 20 July 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-022487 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-018534 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-006646 viewsSkinheads are not a new phenomenon! NCO’s and men of the 25th Battalion showing off their haircuts while on brigade manoeuvres, Castle Annagh Camp, New Ross – 06 July 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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