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Open Access Irish Soldiers and Desertion in the Ranks of the Eighteenth-Century French Army

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This article examines two aspects of Irish military migration to France. It investigates the rhythm of recruitment in eighteenth-century France. Secondly the article analyses desertion in the Irish regiments. Were Irish soldiers more loyal than their continental comrades, or did they desert like many other soldiers?

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 December 2005

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

    Please note that the Print ISSN listed for the journal on this website applies to volumes 1 to 10, and part of volume 16. All other volumes are published, in their entirety, on-line only.

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