From the Battle of the Boyne to the mountains of Afghanistan, Tim Newark tells the story of the Irish fighting man with wit, clarity and scholarship. No-one could do it better, reminding us that despite being a neutral country, Ireland has provided some of the world's toughest, bravest and most dedicated soldiers.
From the Flight of the Wild Geese to small unit actions in Afghanistan in the 21st century, Tim Newark captures in vivid detail the essence of the Irish soldier. The Fighting Irish is a must read for anyone wanting to know how such a small nation can provide some of the world's finest fighting men.
This is a racy, entertaining, and informative read to interest any military history buff - not just the Irish.
You don't have to be Irish to be moved by this exciting tale of Irishmen serving in the wars of the last 300 year