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    DescriptionThis meticulously researched book tells the story of the men who fought for freedom but were vilified after death. It tells the story of men like Joseph Mullally who died on D-Day, 6 June 1944, fighting with the British Army on the beaches of Normandy, a year before his court-martial. And Stephen McManus who'd already suffered torture and starvation whilst being worked to death in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Gerry O'Neill risked his life with the newly formed Irish Navy, rescuing wounded British soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk And Nicholas McNamara volunteered to serve with RAF Bomber Command knowing it meant almost certain death. The freedoms and democratic rights we enjoy today were earned by men like these, who fought, and sometimes died, on the home front and the battlefields of World War II. The deserters from the Irish Army, who joined the Allied struggle, faced the horrors of the bloodiest war in mankind's bloodstained history. Their stories are now told, in meticulous detail, in Spitting on a Soldier's Grave. "An amazing story of heroism and betrayal." Irish Post. "An incredible tale ...the way they [the Irish government] treated the Irish soldiers is absolutely appalling" Tom Dunne, Newstalk FM


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    Title
    Spitting on a Soldier's Grave
    Subtitle
    Court Martialed After Death, the Story of the Forgotten Irish and British Soldiers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Widders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 190 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848764996
    ISBN 10: 1848764995
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000, HIS027100
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR, 3JJH, 1DBK
    DC22: 940.5409417
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Troubador Publishing
    Imprint name
    Matador
    Publication date
    29 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Leicester
    Author Information
    Robert Widders was born in Liverpool and studied history at the University of Hull.