DEFENCE FORCES. A Call to Arms. A Historical Record of Ireland’s Defence Services. Foreword by Oscar Traynor. With five colour plates, numerous illustrations and adverts.


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Dublin, Abbey Publications, n.d. (c.1945). Quarto. pp. 240. Pictorial wrappers, title in red and black. A few edge nicks as usual. A very good copy. Fine. Rare.

Dealing with all aspects of the Defence Services including: Five Years Agrowing; Battle Dress; Training the Soldier; The Army Medical Service; Army School of Music; The Signal Corps; Supply and Transport; The Making of an Officer; The Army Ordnance Corps; Sport in the Army; The Corps of Engineers; Entertaining the Troops; Brugh an Airm; The Volunteer Force; The Bugle Calls; The Military Police Service; The Army Nursing Service; The Marine Service; The Construction Corps; Passive Air Defence; The Local Security Force; The Artillery Corps; The Irish Red Cross Society; The Local Defence Force; The St. John Ambulance Brigade in Ireland, and The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps.
With contributions by: Col M.J. Costello; Col. F.J. Henry; Lieut. Douglas Gageby (later Editor of ‘The Irish Times’); Col. T. McGrath; Major General Aodh O’Neill, etc. etc.

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