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Marden, A Short History of the 6th Division: August 1914 - March 1919. A Short History of the 6th Division: August 1914 – March 1919. First published in 1920. Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, 2003. 14 cm x 21,5 cm. 120 pages. With a full colour map. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Reprint of original 1920 publication.

The record of a cavalry brigade which served on the Western front for four years and took part in many actions. No roll of honour but officer casualties named in the text, no list of awards, no index.The 6th Cavalry Brigade (6 Cav Bde) began to form in England on 19 September 1914, part of the new 3rd Cavalry Division. The first two regiments to join were the 1st R Dragoons (1D) and 10th R Hussars (10H), both from S Africa where they were stationed when war broke out, and they constituted the brigade when it embarked for France during the first week in October 1914. The following month they were joined by 3rd Dragoon Guards (3DG) and ten days later by the North Somerset Yeomanry (N Som Yeo). After about a week 10H were transferred to 8th Cavalry Brigade in the same division, and from then for over three years 3DG, 1D and N Som Yeo constituted 6 Cav Bde. In March 1918, shortly before the German offensive N Som Yeo were withdrawn and converted to a MG role; they were replaced by 10H. The brigade saw a great deal of fighting both mounted and dismounted – First and Second Ypres, Loos, Arras, Epehy, the March offensive in which heavy casualties resulted in the N Som Yeo being returned to the brigade, back in the mounted role, as reinforcements. The regiment was broken up and personnel distributed among the other regiments in the brigade which took part in the the advance to victory, the Hindenburg Line fighting and the final advance. In his introduction the author states that the book is a simple, unvarnished narrative of the chief events in the history of the brigade, a record that does not include personal anecdotes such as may be seen in regimental histories. Although there is no Roll of Honour nor list of awards, the narrative has plenty of references to casualties (officers named), postings in and out, apointments to the staff and changes in command but no mention of awards or decorations other than the one VC, a posthumous award to 2Lt J.S Dunville,1D, for which the citation is given in full. The five photos are portraits of the five brigade commanders; the maps are very clear and informative. (Publisher).

Keywords: 6th Division, Irish Military History, World War I

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Albrecht - The Northbound Train: Finding the Purpose, Setting the Direction, Shaping the Destiny of your Organization Albrecht, Karl. The Northbound Train: Finding the Purpose, Setting the Direction, Shaping the Destiny of your Organization. New York And Others, Amacom, American Management Association, 1994. 22.8cm x 15.1cm. X, 213 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear.

Includes for Example: Achieving a focused vision of the direction your company must take to succeed/ Moving inexorably towards that goal/ Quo Vadis: why organisations are losing their way/ Beyond executive management: the call for leadership/ Learning the new rules of the game/ The design of meaning: piecing together the strategy puzzle/ The environmental scan: what’s going on out there?/ The organizational scan: who are we?/ The opportunity scan: what are our possibilities?/ Model building 101: the customer value model/ Model building 102: vision, mission and values/ Model building 103: business logic and strategy/ Model building 104: the customer value package/ Strategic gap analysis: what’s the “Delta?”/ Action planning/ Setting business targets that actualize the strategic model/ Defining key result areas/ Setting the few critical adaptive goals/ Strategy deployment/ Executive Evangelism/ Creating ownership for the direction/ Less is more/ The power of a simple message/ Helping the organization learn/ Success is never final, and neither is the stategy etc.

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The Presentation Brothers. The Presentation Brothers - Volume 1 - Under the Authority of the Bishops 1802-1889. Allen, D.H. The Presentation Brothers – Volume 1 – Under the Authority of the Bishops 1802-1889. Cork, The Presentation Brothers, c 1993. 16 cm x 24 cm. 254 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: Edmund Rice – His Birth Youth and Early Manhood, The Society of the Presentation, The Congregation Survives, A New Beginning in Douglas Street, Westward to Killarney, The Companions of Michael Augustine Riordan, and The Brothers and National Education.

Keywords: Irish Religion, Irish Religion & Church History, Irish Religious History, Military History, World War I, World War One

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Anonymous. Cork 800: Souvenir Guide. Anonymous. Cork 800: Souvenir Guide. Cork, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, 1985. 15 cm x 20.5 cm. 40 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slightly dirty back cover. Volume otherwise clean with intact staple binding.

Includes for example the following sections: Cork 800 Railtour / The Emigrant Trail / Timetable Section / Cover Photographs.

Keywords: Brochure, Cork, Cork City, Railroad, Railway, Travel Guide

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Anonymous. Maynooth College: Celebrating 200 Years. Anonymous. Maynooth College: Celebrating 200 Years. Maynooth, St Patrick’s College, 1995. 21 cm x 29.5 cm. 62 pages. Original softcover program. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Foreword by Cardinal Cahal B. Daly / Maynooth – Chronology / The Grounds and their Development / Some Maynooth Figures from the Past / The Old Collee Buildings / Glimpses into the Library / The Development of the North Campus / An Ghaeilge i Ma Nuad / Works of Art in Maynooth / The Musical Tradition / Sport in Maynooth / Maynooth Alumni Association / The Bicentenary Garden / Bicentenary Exhibitions / Bicentenary Publications / Bicentenary Programme of Events.

Keywords: Irish Architecture, Irish Art, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History, Maynooth, program, University

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Anonymous. Our Nation's Story: A Course of British History (Whitcombe's Primary History Series). Anonymous. Our Nation’s Story: A Course of British History. Standard III. Specially written to meet the requirements of the New Syllabus. Christchurch / Auckland / Wellington / Dunedin / Invercargill / London / Melbourne / Sydney, Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. c.1955. 15.5 cm x 19 cm. 192 pages. Original Softcover. Good condition with minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: The First White Men / The Coming of Samuel Marsden / Maori and Briton / Alfred, Hero and King / With Drake on the Spanish Main / The Father of Railways / Anzac etc.

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Anonymous. Our Nation's Story: A Course of British History Anonymous. Our Nation’s Story: A Course of British History. Standard IV. Speicially written to meet the requirements of the New Syllabus. Auckland / Christchurch / Dunedin / Wellington / Melbourne / Sydney / London, Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. c.1955. 14 cm x 19 cm. 200 pages. Original Softcover. Good condition with some signs of external wear. Small inkstains on cover and fraying at the corners and spine.

Includes for example the following essays: The Maoris / The Treaty of Waitangi / Our Early Governors / Some Famous Native Chiefs / The Story of Australia / Life in Early England / Great Sailors and Adventurers etc.

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Record of the 5th (Service) Battalion: The Connaught Rangers from 19th August 1914 to 17th January, 1916 Anonymous. Record of the 5th (Service) Battalion: The Connaught Rangers from 19th August 1914 to 17th January, 1916 First published in 1916. Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, 2002. 15,5 cm x 23,5 cm. 230 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent, close to new condition. Reprint of original 1916 publication.

The Battalion’s story from formation in Ireland to active service at Gallipoli and in the Macedonian theatre in 1915The 5th Connaught Rangers began life in Galway, the regimental Depot, on the west coast of Ireland but soon moved to Dublin where the drafts to make up the battalion began to arrive. The battalion officially came into existence as the 5th Battalion on 19 August 1914 under the command of Lt Col H.F.N. Jourdain who remained in command throughout the period covered in this book. The first chapter describes the build-up in great detail, giving the names of every officer and the date of arrival, and the dates of arrival of each draft and its strength. The battalion was allocated to 29th Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division, the first Irish division in the history of the British Army, composed of battalions of all the Irish line regiments. After preliminary training in Ireland the division moved to England in May 1915, concentrating in the Basingstoke area and in July it embarked for Gallipoli. The battalion, with 29th Brigade, landed at Anzac Cove on the morning of 6th August, attached to the Anzac Corps, and thereafter took part in several actions, Lone Pine, Chunak Bair and the attack on Hill 60 (27th-29th August) which involved severe, hand-to-hand fighting. At the end of September the 10th Division was withdrawn prior to transfer to the Macedonian front. The battalion left Gallipoli on 29th September some seven weeks after landing, during that period it incurred 684 casualties (220 dead) out of an original embarkation strength of 975. On 10th October 1915 the battalion arrived at Salonika and about a month later the division advanced into Serbia and Bulgaria. Operations were conducted in rugged, inhospitable country, in freezing cold (on one occasion even the greatcoats were frozen stiff) and against a tough enemy. Fighting was particularly savage at Kosturino which cost the battalion well over 500 casualties – nearly 150 invalided with frost-bite. By the end of the year the division had fallen back to Salonika. This is a very detailed record of the battalion’s activities with frequent strength states, casualty lists with officers named as well as names of those joining. A table at the end of the book summarises the casualties from July 1915 to January 1916, they total 1,219. (Publisher).

Keywords: Connaught Rangers, Irish Military History

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Anonymous. The Story of Drishane. Anonymous. The Story of Drishane. To Commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Garden Fete. Drishane, Drishane Estate, No date (c.1990). 15.5 cm x 21.5 cm. 20 pages. Original softcover pamphlet including several photographs and illustrations. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Some browning of page-edges.

Includes for example the following: Some Important Dates / The Arms of the Mc Carthy Mor / The Family Tree of the Mc Carthys / The Wallis Family Coat of Arms / The Plains of Drishane / Some Famous Visitors etc.

Keywords: Cork, Drishane, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish Local History

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Anonymous. Tracton Newssheet. Anonymous. Tracton Newssheet. Tracton, Tracton Community Council, 2004. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. 46 pages. Original softcover pamphlet. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. Small coffee/damp stain in lower corner of pages of front and back pages.

Includes for example the following essays: Log from “The Spirit of Oysterhaven” Oct 28th / Milestones / Bazaar! Crosshaven! / Christmas Service Details for Templebrady Group / Ballyfeard Ploughing Association etc.

Keywords: Cork, History, Local History, Newsletter, Tracton

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