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"port Arms" for inspection764 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier conducting part of a movement that was to be carried out once given the command "Port Arms", taken in November 1924.
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26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class762 viewsPhotograph of the 26th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 19th June 2008
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Guarding the Railways 761 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps (RPRMC) constructing a protected dugout trench using sandbags and shovels, beside a railway line. These soldiers are being supervised by an armed Officer carrying a pistol.
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Gibraltar761 viewsGroup taken on the occasion of the visit of officers of the L.E. Macha to the Colonial Hospital in Gibraltar. Left to Right (standing) Matron O'Reilly, Sister Maureen Gillan (kneeling), Belle Johnston.
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Present Arms(1924 Drill)758 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier "presenting arms" with a Lee Enfield rifle November 1924.
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25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class757 viewsPhotograph of the 25th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 15th February 2007
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Gibraltar753 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Officer sword drill752 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer mounted on horseback with his Sword drawn at the salute in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Conducted under supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.Taken on the 16 August 1927.
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Cavalry Corps recruits751 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cavalry Corps recruit standing on the foot pegs of a BS motorcycle while aiming a Lee Enfield rifle into the air. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Company quarter master sergeant making a hurl.750 viewsGlass plate negative showing a company quarter master sergeant (CQMS) from the 4th battalion, Southern Command showing how to make a hurl.
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.746 viewsGymnast performing a forward flip on a vaulting horse in the Gymnasium, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. The Soldiers name and date of the glass plate negative is unknown.
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Firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots at Arbour Hill Barracks746 viewsGuard of honour at Arbour Hill Barracks, standinf to the front is a firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots, taken during a ceremony to commemorate the execution of the 1916 rising leaders sometime in the 1920s.
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.744 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Infantry Captain shaking hands with a recruit. In the background a Ford Armoured Cars and truck can be seen. Taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1958-1968.
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Gibraltar744 viewsGroup including the officers of the H.M.S. Childers taken on board the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Officer sword drill743 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer dismounted with his sword drawn, held horizontally to the right at shoulder height.Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport741 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) during his inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Reverse view of the correct wearing of battlefield webbing 1924.741 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the correct way to wear battlefield webbing with a great coat attached under the supervision of Commandant McManus.
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Officer sword drill741 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer with his sword drawn and his arm extended horizontally to the left side. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under supervision Comdt Scott.
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Gibraltar733 viewsGroup taken just before L.E. Macha left Gibraltar for home
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Cavalry Corps recruits732 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Trooper and a Cavalry Corps recruits sitting facing each other on a motorbike while the Trooper is playing an accordion. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Gibraltar732 viewsL.E. Macha entering the harbour at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar731 viewsOn bridge of L.E. Macha entering Gibraltar
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Gibraltar729 viewsThe L.E. Macha is passed out by a destroyer heading for England from Gibraltar
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Gibraltar729 viewsGroup on board L.E. Macha on occasion of visit of His Lordship, Most Rev Dr Fitzgerald, Bishop of Gibraltar. Left to Right: Fr Devlin, Comdr T. MacKenna (Irish Naval Service), His Lordship.
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Slope Arms position 3 727 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the correct position to hold the Lee Enfield rifle while conducting the third movement of the "Slope Arms" command. For instructional purposes each command would be broken down into parts, each part would of been photographed and inserted into an instructional manual.
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Gibraltar726 viewsView of Gibraltar harbour, US destroyers are seen leaving
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Ceremonial parade at Arbours Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders 1916723 viewsGlass plate negative showing troops on parade, young buglers playing the last stand and a firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots into the air. Taken in 1926 during the 10th anniversary of the execution of the 1916 rising leaders at Arbour Hill barracks.
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Gibraltar723 viewsBringing aboard the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Gibraltar723 viewsGroup taken at Colonial Hospital, Gibraltar on occasion of visit of officers from L.E. Macha
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Butt party722 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of soldiers controlling the butts of a rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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Gibraltar722 viewsWardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Nice722 viewsIn Nice harbour (France) the L.E. Macha prepares to swing around prior to berthing.
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Recruits training.719 viewsGlass plate negative showing a two star corporal giving a lesson to an Officer, a three star private and two recruits on how to check the oil on a Jeep. In the background are some bren gun carriers.
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Gibraltar719 viewsStoring away the rations at Gibraltar (L.E. Macha)
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Nice719 viewsThe L.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice, 6/9/48
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IEMA-P-096-043718 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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"Old Lime Pit" lookout post in the south of Ireland.717 viewsGlass plate negative showing an "Old Lime Pit" at Rathduff in County Cork. This was a sentry position overlooking a double railway. Six soldiers with Lee Enfield Rifles can be seen providing over-watch security for the train crossing the bridge at their location. An Officer can be seen overlooking the sentries ensuring they are providing adequate over-watch.For more information see An tÓglách Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.716 viewsGlass plate negative showing two recruits receiving a lesson from their instructing NCO on how to load an artillery round into a 25 pounder field gun.
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Gibraltar715 viewsS/Lt O. Byrne in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar714 viewsLooking towards the Admiralty Tower from the deck of the Macha in the Naval dockyard, Gibraltar
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Nice713 viewsL.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice (France)
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Gibraltar711 viewsL.E. Macha prepares to enter Gibraltar harbour
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Gibraltar711 viewsScene in Wardroom of H.M.S. Childers at Gibraltar
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Tug of war team in training710 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Officer sword drill710 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and extended vertically into the air. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927, for use in a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision Comdt scott (Training).
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Gibraltar709 viewsRations coming aboard the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Gibraltar707 viewsShopping in Gibraltar
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Gibraltar704 viewsSan Roque, Spain, from roadway leading to La Linea
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IEMA-P-067-031703 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-096-030702 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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Gibraltar702 viewsGibraltar from the decks of the L.E. Macha
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Gibraltar702 viewsView of Gibraltar from the Spanish customs
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Nice701 viewsUndertaker's party screwing down the lid of the outer coffin containing the body of Yeats - scene outside the mortuary in the cemetery at Roquebrune (France). Figure on left is that of gravedigger. Other civilian is M/ Otto, poet and lawyer of Mentone, who delivered farewell oration.
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Boxing training.698 viewsTwo men in boxing attire sparing while a referee looks on. Location, names and date is unknown.
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Nice698 viewsIn the cemetery at Roquebrune where Yeats had been buried. M. Otto, a Mentone lawyor, working on the text of the farewell oration which he addressed to the dead poet before the cortege started for Nice
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Rope Climbing697 viewsGlass plate negative showing a recruit climbing a rope in a gymnasium wearing his combat webbing with scabbard attached and "Tommy" helmet, taken during or after the Emergency period.
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Nice695 viewsFrench honour guard
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Gibraltar694 viewsGibraltar view
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Nice694 viewsThe band of the 159th Regiment (French Army) heads up the funeral procession on to the harbour at Nice
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IEMA-P-096-007693 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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