Chieftain Talks: Irish Military Equipment

#1
An interesting video by a bloke named Moran who's an Irish born US cavalry officer.


Some of the other videos he made for the World of Tanks YouTube channel are very good too.
 
#10
Much thanks to the OP and CT; enjoyed following that. I have more than a passing interest in the development of the Irish military from the Free State on and that certainly scratched an itch.
 
#11
Come to think of it, I knew around eight people I grew up with in Ireland who were either US born or citizens through a parent. De Valera must have set a trend.
There was a woman working in a barber shop in Crumlin who turned out, despite the broad Dublin accent, to be not only US born but not actually an Irish citizen. She kept getting puzzled questions from immigration back in the 1990s whenever she'd fly back in after a visit stateside. Obviously the authorities just couldn't compute the notion of an illegal immigrant from New York and treated her as a sort of permanent tourist.
 
#12
Come to think of it, I knew around eight people I grew up with in Ireland who were either US born or citizens through a parent. De Valera must have set a trend.
There was a woman working in a barber shop in Crumlin who turned out, despite the broad Dublin accent, to be not only US born but not actually an Irish citizen. She kept getting puzzled questions from immigration back in the 1990s whenever she'd fly back in after a visit stateside. Obviously the authorities just couldn't compute the notion of an illegal immigrant from New York and treated her as a sort of permanent tourist.
Being US born and Irish isn't the strangest thing in the world. I'm in my thirties and I know plenty of people of my generation who have or at least have an entitlement to a US passport. Often had parents who emigrated but then were able to get back home as things improved in Ireland. Sure Ronan O'Gara of rugby fame was born in San Diego.
 
#13
Being US born and Irish isn't the strangest thing in the world. I'm in my thirties and I know plenty of people of my generation who have or at least have an entitlement to a US passport. Often had parents who emigrated but then were able to get back home as things improved in Ireland. Sure Ronan O'Gara of rugby fame was born in San Diego.
A comma after "sure" and that would have sounded entirely Irish. ☘️
 
#14
Come to think of it, I knew around eight people I grew up with in Ireland who were either US born or citizens through a parent. De Valera must have set a trend.
There was a woman working in a barber shop in Crumlin who turned out, despite the broad Dublin accent, to be not only US born but not actually an Irish citizen. She kept getting puzzled questions from immigration back in the 1990s whenever she'd fly back in after a visit stateside. Obviously the authorities just couldn't compute the notion of an illegal immigrant from New York and treated her as a sort of permanent tourist.
Rellies of my Great Grandmother came back to Donegal from Boston early in the 20th C (I think Boston possibly NY though).
 
#15
Very interesting video that one. Thanks. Bit of an eye-opener to see just how much of the Free State's arsenal came from either the British or the Germans (via the Swedes).
 
#20
Manic Moran originates from Tipperary; if he couldn't pick up an Irish accent there, he couldn't get it anywhere.....must be entertaining talking to 'Murkins with that accent ;-)
 
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