By Joe Gleeson
The First global conflict had an important impression on eire. Over 240,000 Irish women and men volunteered to serve with the Allied forces, agony virtually 40,000 casualties. The Irish contribution to the air struggle continues to be neglected, not only in eire, but additionally by means of historians usually. even though simply 6,000 Irish served with the Allied flying companies at a value of 500 casualties, their effect was once out of all share to their numbers. The contribution of Irish aces of the RFC and RAF to the Allied reason was once huge, immense, simply over thirty of whom accounted for four hundred enemy airplane. Irishmen equivalent to Mannock, McElroy and Hazell have been one of the highest-scoring pilots of the conflict. a few have been respected through their males, others have been arguable figures - reckless with their very own lives and people below their command - yet lots of their tales stay untold. This ebook seeks to revive all those that have been written out of Irish heritage, whereas additionally supplying for his or her achievements to be thought of within the total context of the 1st air war.
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