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The Last Campaign Of The Leinsters

Season 1, Ep. 3

In the Autumn of 1921 men of the 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment were in action against a rebellion in Malabar, in the south-west of what was then British India. This was the last combat of any of the southern Irish regiments which were disbanded in 1922. In this podcast there is some of the history of the Irish regiments and of Irish recruitment to the British Army, then something of the background to the rebellion itself, as well as the story of the actual fighting. The men of the Leinster Regiment played a pivotal role in the early days of the uprising.

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