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The Glorious Madness – Tales of the Irish & the Great War (Contents)

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Reviews of The Glorious Madness

An Appreciation by Sebastian Barry

Why I Wrote The Glorious Madness





The Irish Dames of Ypres

Jack Judge — The Man Who Wrote ‘Tipperary’

The Christmas Truce, 1914 – An Irish Perspective

Hoppy Hardy — Multiple Escapist, Vicious Enemy

Charles FitzClarence: Kildare’s Royal VC winner

Lord Desmond FitzGerald and the Micks

The ‘Retirement’ from Mons

The Trenches of Cuinchy and La Bassée

Neuve Chapelle and Festubert

The Battle of Loos

The Life & Death of Alan Appleby Drew (1884-1915)

Fred Harvey’s VC-Winning Super-Jump

Dave Gallaher — The Donegal Man who Captained the All Blacks

Irish Rugby Internationals who were Killed or who Died in the Great War

Captain DD Sheehan, MP for Mid-Cork

The Sheehan Brothers who Took to the Skies

The Short Army Career of Private Kit Conway

Major General Louis Lipsett, CBE, MC (1874–1918)

Colonel Hart-McHarg and Private O’Rourke

Bob Hanna VC — The Lumberjack from County Down

Woodbine Willie — The Soldier’s Poet

Hill 16 — Legends of the Rubble

Tom MacGreevy (1893–1967)

Tom Kettle — Mad Guns and Invisible Wands

To My Daughter Betty, the Gift of God

The lost letters of William Orpen

Liam O’Flaherty — An Aran Islander at War

The Irish Aces: Edward ‘Mick’ Mannock, VC, Jimmy McCudden and George ‘McIrish’ McElroy, MC

Other Irish air aces





Sackville Carden and the Naval Attack on the Dardanelles

Admiral Jack de Robeck (1862–1928)

Admiral Francis Kennedy, CB (1862–1939)

The Battle of Seddelbahr

The Dublin Pals and Suvla Bay

The Birth of ‘D’ Company

The Invasion of Suvla Bay

The Charge at Kiretch Tepe

The Battle of Scimitar Hill

Rough FitzGerald and the White Feather

Cecil Parke — The Original Clones Cyclone

Brian Desmond Hurst — The Empress of Gallipoli

General Godley and the ANZACs

Arthur Corrie Lewin, DSO — Aviator Extraordinaire





Sky Patrol with Erskine Childers

Hibernia and the Senussi of Libya

Winnie Letts – A Poet of the Great War

The Eagle of Trieste

Knox D’Arcy — The Man who Oiled the Royal Navy

Gunner Tom Barry and the Siege of Kut

Nurse Colhoun and the bombing of Vertekop, 1917

Father Kavanagh and the Sinai-Palestinian Campaign

Colonel Alexander and the Spear-Point Pump

Sergeant Flora Sandes, Serbian Army