Sir,—In his excellent essay, ‘A Tale of Two Generals’, Jim Smyth states(p.36), ‘captured French soldiers were treated as bona fide prisonersof war, and returned fairly promptly to France’ after the […]

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Sir,—I hold no brief for ‘Butcher’ Cumberland. But Jim Smyth’s ‘Tale ofTwo Generals’ (HI Autumn 1999) is too simplistic by far. It is widelyacknowledged today—and not just by those whom […]

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Readers of Cormac Ó Gráda’s interesting article on Irish names (HISummer 1999) might also like to know of Richard Breen’s rich account ofnaming in Tuogh, County Kerry (comparing this also […]

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Sir,—I am currently processing General Dan McKenna’s papers which havebeen entrusted to me by his family. Any additional information,anecdotal or otherwise, on this great Chief of Staff would be more […]

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Sir,—Is there an editor responsible for illustrations in HistoryIreland? The illustration of Vinegar Hill (HI Autumn 1999 p.35) shouldnot have been included in Jim Smyth’s ‘A Tale of Two Generals’. […]

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