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THE EMERGENCY: A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE IRISH DEFENCE FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945

With Dr Michael Kennedy

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28/09/2020 at 5:00pm

THE EMERGENCY: A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE IRISH DEFENCE FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945

Dr Michael Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series. In addition to editing twelve volumes of DIFP, running from 1919 to 1965, he has published widely for over twenty-five years on Irish diplomatic, political and military history.  His most recent books include The Emergency: A visual history of the Irish Defence Forces, 1939-1945 (with Comdt Daniel Ayiotis and Dr John Gibney) (2019); Ireland: A voice amongst the nations (with Dr John Gibney and Dr Kate O’Malley) (2019) and Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo (with Comdt Art Magennis) (2014). Michael regularly appears on radio and television and in public talking to a wide variety of audiences on aspects of modern Irish history. He has recently been assisting communities around the Irish coast who are seeking to discover the histories of their local units of the Defence Forces Second World War Marine and Coastwatching Service.

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