Most viewed - Military Archives Photo's
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Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park, Dublin.414 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park sometime in 1923 or early 1924. Note the reindeer's in the background of the shot.
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928414 viewsThe 4th Battalion saluting and marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn on the 19th August 1928.
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IEMA-P-062-022413 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.
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Slope Arms side view413 viewsEnlisted soldier demonstrating the "Slope Arms", viewed from the side. An entry in the index for this glass plate states that these were taken in order to "enable a responsible officer to pick best positions in conjunction with Dress, Man and Equipment".Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, under the supervision of Comdt Scott, on the 6th September 1927.
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Port arms front view412 viewsInfantry soldier demostrating the "port arms" drill movement. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin, under supervision of Comdt Scott Training operations GHQ 6th September 1927.
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Rifle practice412 viewsSoldiers moving towards the firing point to practice their shooting skills, with their Lee Enfield rifles over their left shoulder, and commanding officer to their far left controlling the line. Taken on the range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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Ready to depart411 viewsTroops on the backs of trucks prepared to depart the barracks to travel to the range for firing practice. Possibly Cathal Brugha Barracks.
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Irish International jumping team 1929410 viewsGlass plate negative showing three enlisted men holding the bridles of six horses in front of the stables McKee Barracks. A notation on the glass plate indicates that the soldiers in this picture are belonging to the International Jumping Team of 1929.
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Air Corps Group Photograph409 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an early Air Corps group photo. Image shows forty Air Corps personnel posing in a group shot in front of a hangar at Baldonnel.
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926409 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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IEMA-P-062-043407 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.
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926407 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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IEMA-P-062-054400 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.
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88th Cadet Class 2011-2013398 views
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Civilian on horseback395 viewsGlass plate negative showing a civilian on horseback just before they attempt to jump over a ditch. Location and date unknown.
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International Jumping Competition 1928384 viewsGlass plate negative of the Military International Jumping Competition held at Ballsbridge Show-Grounds during the Horse Show Week from the 7th August to 10th August 1928. This particular glass plate shows a Captain Hume-Dudgeon MC from Great Britain clearing the stone wall on a horse called "Nomination".
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IEMA-P-062-045383 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.
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Vespas in Formation382 views
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IEMA-P-062-048381 viewsA Battalion Bivouac area, among the ruins of the former British military barracks in Cahir, Co. Tipperary – 21 August 1942.
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Newbridge Bridge381 viewsGlass plate negative showing a bridge in Newbridge
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Agricultural College Glasnevin378 views
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Stewart Institution Palmerstown378 views
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Group Portrait377 viewsGlass plate nagtive six persons, one of the persons in the image is Barron Ehrenfried Gunther Freiherr von Huenefeld and another is Col James Michael Fitzmaurice
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Avro Cadets in Formation376 views
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Agricultural College Glasnevin375 views
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Spike Island375 viewsGlass plate negative showing a close up of the fort located on Spike Island.
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Army Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags).374 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Army Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags).Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of the Army Signal Corps. This was used in a publication called "Signal Corps Bulletin", taken on the 20 May 1927.
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British & Russian Aircraft373 viewsPlate one is of a Shackleton aircraft and appears to have been taken from a manual.
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Avro 626 From Above 372 viewsGlass plate negative showing 3 Avro 626 planes with the identification numbers 15,16 and 17.
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IEMA-P-062-290371 viewsFun and games.
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Inchicore Church371 views
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IEMA-P-062-037370 viewsPay parade – Lullymore Camp – 04 August 1942. One can only guess at what the Company Sergeant has said to the soldier waiting in line!!!
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IEMA-P-062-065370 viewsVictory for the 2nd Division! Troops of the 25th Battalion crossing the Blackwater – 3 September 1942.
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Bi-Plane370 viewsThis glass plate negative is showing a Bi-plane stationary on the ground with personnel positioned around it.
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IEMA-P-062-139367 viewsThe pride of the unit – do you know who they are?
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Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on Ramp366 viewsGlass plate negatives showing four Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on ramp with personnel standing in front of or working on the planes.
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Private Secretary's Lodge, Phoenix Park365 views
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No. 1 Army Band362 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a photograph of the army number one band posing with their instruments for a group portrait image at Portobello Barracks. Thirty-eight members of the army band, arranged in four rows pose with two officers in dress uniform.
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Knockaderry Reservoir, Waterford361 viewsGlass plate negative showing Knockaderry Reservoir and the surrounding area.
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80th Cadet Class 2003-05360 views
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IEMA-P-062-060359 viewsTea break during manoeuvres. The armbands on the left arms are to facilate umpires in identifying the opposing forces.
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Clondalkin Village357 viewsAerial photograph of Clondalkin Village
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IEMA-P-062-196356 viewsHaving a wash at the end of the day.
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69th Cadet Class 1992-93355 views
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Mosaic Collinstown351 viewsGlass plate copy negative of an aerial image of Collinstown taken at 4000 feet. The image shows Dublin airport and environs. Under the image details of the photograph are recorded as follows: Date: 10-6-37, Time: 10.00 HRS, Scale: R.F. 1/6850, F.L.: 7" , Height: 4,000'
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Lieut. W. Ryan. CPL C. Rooney350 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing Lieutenant W. Ryan and Corporal C Rooney working at a map table. One officer is making a collage of an area from aerial photographs. The other officer appears to be using the photographs to sketch a map.
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The fall in and attention350 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This particular signal was the command to "Fall in and Attention". Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin. Taken on the 20 May 1927.
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Le Cliona and Le Meave (03) at Dun Laoghaire Pier350 views
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IEMA-P-062-051348 viewsA company commander holding ‘Company Orders’. Company commanders were empowered were empowered to deal with minor offences such as absenteeism.
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Troops in Open Group Shot348 viewsGlass plate negative showing two photographs, the first of which includes eight Free State soldiers, seven of which are carrying weapons, the second image is damaged beyond repair however a part of vehicle and part of a person can be seen in the image.
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78th Cadet Class 2001-03347 views
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Camac Mills Inchicore347 viewsAerial photographs showing Camac Mills Inchicore and the surrounding area.
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'Air Corps Equipment Ballsbridge347 views
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Stand at ease Large flag346 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Stand at Ease".Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin, taken on the 20 May 1927.
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Prepare to signal two small flag 344 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal meant "Prepare to signal two small flag". Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin, 20 May 1927.
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Bren Gun Carriers Curragh340 viewsGlass plate negative showing Bren Gun Carriers in motion in the Curragh.
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Folding Parachute in A.R.S. Baldonnel339 viewsGlass plate negative of a possibly staged photograph showing the folding of a parachute in a hangar in Baldonnel. The parachute is being folded on a workbench in the foreground of the image. Aircraft visible in the background include EI AAA, a Bristol Fighter (type 14 F2B Fighter MK II serial 21) and an Airco DH9 (serial number 8). Written in green pen on the top of the glass plate: " 20.3.1930 F.L. 7.25" G110 Folding Parachute in A.R.S. Baldonnel "
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Workshops Baldonnel 1938339 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing what appears to be a staged photograph of apprentices at work under supervision in a workshop at Baldonnel.
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BF III Crash338 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of Bristol Fighter F2B Fighter serial III which crashed at Naas, Kildare 17 July 1922. Images shows the wreck of the aricraft on the ground taken from each both sides and the rear. The aircraft had arrived in Baldonnel 10 July 1922. Glass plate one has been identifed on the envelope as Bristol Fighter II which was delivered to Baldonnel 4 July 1922 and was written off after a crash at Castlebagot, Baldonnel 23 Jan 1924 in which Lieutenant R. T. Nevin was killed. The image, however, appears to be that of the BF III crash on 17 July 1922. Glass plate two and three both show the serial number of the aircraft BF III.
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