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IEMA-P-062-357608 viewsNot all fun and games, hard work was necessary.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-339563 viewsTroops taking a break on the roadside outside Cahir, while advancing southwards to the Blackwater – 21 August 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-323532 views‘The Nation is Profoundly Grateful’Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-321630 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-062-309606 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-290412 viewsFun and games.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-237469 viewsReady for inspection.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-223524 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-062-196398 viewsHaving a wash at the end of the day. Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-139399 viewsThe pride of the unit – do you know who they are?Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-129488 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-062-128473 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-062-117462 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-062-065408 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-062-060401 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-062-054441 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-051385 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-062-048426 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-062-045424 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-062-043449 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-062-037419 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-062-036503 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-062-024462 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-062-022443 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.Feb 09, 2012
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IEMA-P-062-018475 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-062-006597 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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