By Donal MacCarron, Bill Younghusband

Born within the Civil conflict of 1922–23, the military of the Republic of eire occupied a delicate position within the nationwide tradition for a few years. In international conflict II (1939-1945), it confronted the problem of retaining Ireland's integrity as impartial. Post-war, it came across a brand new function in 1960, supplying troops for the United countries intervention within the war-torn Congo; and because then has supported UN missions within the heart East and somewhere else. extra lately the border with afflicted Ulster has obliged the Republic to speculate in reform and modernisation. Ireland's freedom to hunt examples and kit around the world has created an enticing development of uniforms, illustrated during this research of Ireland's forces over eighty years.

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