Military service pensions and the recognition and reintegration of guerrilla fighters after the Irish revolution

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Abstract

Recently released archives from the Irish military service pensions collection (M.S.P.C.) offer an important opportunity to examine the post-conflict experience of veterans of guerrilla conflicts. Pensioning has been used effectively to study the post-conflict lives of veterans of conventional wars but the experience of guerrillas after the conflict is largely limited to analysing the security threat posed to peace by these former combatants. The pensions awarded to veterans of the Irish revolution (1916-1923) indicate that recognition was central to veterans’ concerns and serve as a useful historical example of the post-conflict reintegration of ex-combatants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-572
Number of pages19
JournalHistorical Research
Volume91
Issue number253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2018

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