Parade will present arms - PRESENT ARMS!

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When: 01 January 1921

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We start the week with an image taken just before a separation that must have seemed almost as catastrophic as Brexit - the creation of the Irish Free State! The inimitable Mr. Hogan gives us this fine image of soldiers on parade in a Dublin Barracks. The ranks are dressed, the sergeants are in place, the order to Present Arms has been given and all on parade are in that position of salutation!. Mr. Hogan must have been longing for a modern wide angle or even fish eye lens to capture the scene in its entirety.

BeachcomberAustralia suggests that Mr. Hogan was on an upper floor opposite the parade square of the Royal (now Collins) Barracks. Beachcomber also highlights a catalogue note (missed before posting) that this image could capture the "1st Battalion, 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment at their Ferozeshah Day Parade, in the Royal Barracks, Dublin, 1921"....


Photographer: W. D. Hogan

Collection: Hogan Wilson Collection

Date: c.1921

NLI Ref.: HOG195

You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 09:19:25

    BarrackView - goo.gl/maps/65Puy5LVYhy I think Mr Hogan was on the second floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collins_Barracks,_Dublin

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 18/Feb/2019 09:34:17

    Great photographic effort, for its day.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 09:35:42

    Sometimes flickr is amazing! Earlier via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3641989661/] And in 2018 via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/ocliam/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/ocliam/43792066695/]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 09:39:41

    From the NLI notes - 1st Battalion, 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment at their Ferozeshah Day Parade, in the Royal Barracks, Dublin, 1921. Ferozeshah Day was an annual commemoration for the regiment who took part in the in the Battle of Ferozeshah 21/22nd December 1845 during the First Sikh War in Northern India. From - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000218581

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 09:46:09

    If it is December, there should be lots of long shadows. And closed barrack windows. Hmm ...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 09:56:26

    Weird! Most of the soldiers seem to have huge left feet.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 10:19:53

    "The second battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment (formerly the 99th Regiment of Foot) brought its own nicknames with them when the regiments were amalgamated in 1881. During its time as a separate regiment, the 99th Foot was known for the smartness of its drill. This earned it an assignment guarding Queen Victoria's pavilion during a tour of duty at Osbourne House, Isle of Wight in 1858. As a result, the 99th became known as the "Queen's Pets".[17] It is also said that the expression "dressed to the nines" originated as a reference to the 99th.[72] As part of their drill, their uniforms were kept in immaculate condition, which other regiments attempted to emulate, or dressing to the nines." From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiltshire_Regiment

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Feb/2019 10:54:08

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] What is it about the Feet!!!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 11:25:14

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Something's afoot ! No wonder the windows are open for airing - " ... Six soldiers were allocated to each room, sleeping at least two to a bed. The men cooked their own food in their rooms, with a fireplace, a table, and one iron candlestick allocated per room. Bed sheets were changed approximately once a month. Soldiers were awakened before dawn for drills. Duties included cleaning stables and polishing boots. ..." From - www.museum.ie/Decorative-Arts-History/History-Architecture

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Feb/2019 11:39:42

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Its like a day here at Library Towers :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Feb/2019 11:41:17

    Military minded flickroonies, can you take a look at this shot from PRONI and ID the man's uniform? Lady talking to a concierge/security guard in Belfast, 1971

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    O Mac

    • 18/Feb/2019 12:59:31

    What's with the feet? What's with the dirty big toe in the bottom left corner?

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    Foxglove

    • 18/Feb/2019 13:31:28

    they're modelling - drop the left shoulder and one foot forward ! logic then suggests they are model soldiers :-)

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    billh35

    • 18/Feb/2019 15:24:58

    Niall McAuley - He is a Commissionaire of the Corps of Commissionaires who were made up usually of former military NCOs. The image is taken outside the Ulster Club in Royal Avenue, Belfast next to the old Provincial Bank of Ireland.

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    silverio10

    • 18/Feb/2019 17:39:49

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas ,

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    RSB Image Works

    • 18/Feb/2019 18:03:42

    As per group rules, this color-tinted/toned photo does not belong posted into the "B&W" group and was removed. Please be careful with future postings. Thank you.

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    Foxglove

    • 18/Feb/2019 19:40:05

    smack down ! national library. Mary's hang their portfolios in shame

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    swordscookie back and trying to catch up!

    • 18/Feb/2019 20:47:55

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/] when presenting arms the rifle was moved to the centre of the body and the left foot was moved forward!

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Feb/2019 20:56:05

    Tapes three blue pens together and starts writing lines: I shall be more careful with future postings I shall be more careful with future postings I shall be more careful with future postings I shall be more careful with future postings …. :)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 18/Feb/2019 21:19:29

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] Puts her foot in it ! [https://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie] Thank you! Instructional video found on YouTube (hilarious) - youtu.be/vI7jYRMI9vI?t=485