War in Peacetime: The British in Ireland, 1920-21

 War in Peacetime: The British in Ireland, 1920-21

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 23rd Jun 2021

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Join Dr Edward Madigan, in conversation with Professor Dan Todman, as he examines the British experience of the Irish War of Independence with a particular focus on the role of the British Army.

With the Armistice of November 1918, the hostilities that had raged in Europe and across the globe for more than four years came to an end and the ‘war to end all wars’ was over. Yet within just a few months, a conflict of steadily increasing violence had broken out across the Irish Sea.

By the summer of 1920, the forces of the British Crown and the Irish Republican Army were locked in a full-scale guerrilla war and dozens of combatants and civilians were being killed each week. The violence finally ended when a truce was concluded in July 1921.

The Irish War of Independence is seen by many in Ireland as a dramatic, nation-making event, which ultimately led to sovereignty for most of the island. It holds a major place in the popular imagination and has been commemorated with enthusiasm during the recent centenaries. In Britain, by contrast, the war has no place in popular culture, its dead are not remembered, and the centenaries of its key milestones have received hardly any media attention.


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2021-06-23 2021-06-23 Europe/London War in Peacetime: The British in Ireland, 1920-21 Join Dr Edward Madigan, in conversation with Professor Dan Todman, as he examines the British experience of the Irish War of Independence with a particular focus on the role of the British Army. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/23/war-in-peacetime-the-british-in-ireland-1920-21-265982 ,,,

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