Top rated - Private Collection of Richard Hanley - 25 Infantry Battalion
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IEMA-P-096-062787 viewsIn September 1939, the strength of the regular army was approximately 6,000. Together with the reserves, particularly the Volunteer Force, the total did not exceed 20,000. On the 10 May 1940, when the German offensive in Western Europe began, the total in permanent service did not exceed 13,355. However, by 31 March 1941 the total reached a figure of 41,463. This rapid increase in personnel put enormous pressure on the regular army cadres and the volunteer force and it is too their credit that a well trained, if ill-equipped, force was quickly established to depend against invasion.55555
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IEMA-P-067-025461 viewsOfficers of the 25th Battalion relaxing after lunch outside their headquaters, Bawnjames House, New Ross – 07 June 1942. The emergency brought together not alone those who had fought in 1916 and the War of Independence but also those who who had fought on opposing sides during the Civil War. 55555
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IEMA-P-062-223331 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 1943.55555
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IEMA-P-062-117298 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.55555
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IEMA-P-062-036332 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. 55555
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IEMA-P-062-024304 viewsPrivate Richard Hanley (on the right) finally allows someone else to use his camera – 20 July 1942.55555
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IEMA-P-062-018308 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.55555
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IEMA-P-062-006415 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 1942.44444
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IEMA-P-062-321363 viewsQuartermaster Brett, 25th Battalion, checking his ‘inventory’ of turkeys while based at Ballinamona Camp near Tramore, Co. Waterford – 04 September 1944. 44444
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IEMA-P-062-309350 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 194644444
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IEMA-P-062-129324 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.44444
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IEMA-P-062-128305 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.44444
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IEMA-P-062-237301 viewsReady for inspection.33333
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IEMA-P-096-043411 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 1944.00000
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IEMA-P-096-030381 viewsCamp Guard awaiting the arrival of the Orderly Officer – 25th Battalion line, Bawnjames Military Camp, New Ross, Co. Wexford – 16 August 1942. 00000
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IEMA-P-067-031376 viewsHurry up and wait! Packing up bivouacs and blankets after an overnight Camp, Flood Hall, Kilkenny – 24 August 1944.00000
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