Emmet Dalton

Discussion in 'Ireland (ie. Irish Defence Force)' started by WildGoose, Jan 28, 2009.

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  1. Gentlemen,

    my knowledge of the Civil War is pretty limited, but I am looking to use Emmet Dalton's attack on Cork as an example of manoeuvre and amphibious operations for some teaching lessons.

    Could you please point me towards some relevant reading/websites?


  2. Thanks, but the link is for the wrong Dalton. I'm looking for info on Maj General Emmet Dalton MC, ex Dublin Fusilier and associate of Michael Collins.

  3. He was well known to Florrie O'Donoghue- Tom Barry's brilliant Int. man.

    Viva La Quince Brigada!!!!!!
  4. The standard work on the Irish Civil War would be Hopkinson's "Green against Green."

    IIRC Calton Younger's "Ireland's Civil War" gives a detailed account of the operation, based mostly on Dalton's account.

    The Cork landing wasn't decisive in itself, it was one of a series of landings on the south coast.
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  6. And Dalton would have had no time whatsoevr for the sort of fellow-travellers who spouted such guff as Viva La Quince Brigada!