5th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers in the Great War by F. W. E. Johnson

By F. W. E. Johnson

The fifth Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers shaped a part of the tenth (Irish) department raised on the outbreak of the good struggle in line with Kitchener’s demand volunteers. This very concise background relates the battalion’s exploits which begun at Gallipoli in July 1915. After a troublesome mauling during this doomed crusade, the battalion recuperated at the Greek island of Lemnos sooner than being hurled into one more forlorn firm : the try to store Serbia from being overrun. The unit’s years within the Balkans ended at the Macedonian entrance, to which they bid farewell within the autumn of 1916, with stories ‘chiefly composed of problem, disorder and ennui’. The battalion’s subsequent port of name was once the Palestine crusade of 1917-18, changing mountain war for the wasteland. In Palestine the Battalion ultimately tasted victory opposed to the Turks, aiding to force them from the Gaza-Bethsheba line and deep into the hills of Judea. The battalion ultimately embarked for France in may well 1918. After a richly deserved spell of go away, and regardless of enduring its first gasoline assault, the battalion joined the pursuit of the Germans around the River Scheldt within the ultimate weeks of the conflict.

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6) anchor cable — (*) In air transport, a cable in an aircraft to which the parachute static lines or strops are attached. anchor line extension kit — (*) A device fitted to an aircraft equipped with removable clamshell doors to enable paratroopers to exit from the rear. annex — A document appended to an operation order or other document to make it clearer or to give further details. annotated print — (*) A photograph on which interpretation details are indicated by words or symbols. annotation — (*) A marking placed on imagery or drawings for explanatory purposes or to indicate items or areas of special importance.

It may be partially or fully equipped and manned or it may be the command post of a subordinate unit. alternate headquarters — An existing headquarters of a component or subordinate command that is predesignated to assume the responsibilities and functions of another headquarters under prescribed emergency conditions. alternative — See variant. altitude — (*) The vertical distance of a level, a point or an object considered as a point, measured from mean sea level. See also density altitude; drop altitude; elevation; minimum safe altitude; pressure altitude; transition altitude; true altitude.

Antisubmarine warfare — (*) Operations conducted with the intention of denying the enemy the effective use of submarines. Also called ASW. antisubmarine warfare forces — Forces organized primarily for antisubmarine action. May be composed of surface ships, aircraft, submarines, or any combination of these, and their supporting systems. antisurface air operation — (*) An air operation conducted in an air/sea environment against enemy surface forces. antisweep device — (*) Any device incorporated in the mooring of a mine or obstructor, or in the mine circuits to make the sweeping of the mine more difficult.

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