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Last Absolution of the Munsters at Rue Du Bois, 1915

click to enlargeThe famous war painting in full colour by Fortunino Matania showing an incident in France in May 1915, when the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered very heavily at Rue du Bois, in the Pas de Calais near Arras. The action was only one of many local attacks which ended disastrously through lack of support. Colonel Victor Rickard, recently appointed to command, was killed in the attack, as was his Adjutant, Captain Filgate. Both are represented in the picture, alongside Father Gleeson, who is shown giving the Absolution. It is sunset, on the evening before the action is to take place.

Also present is RSM Ring, MC, DCM and Bar, who survived the attack, during the short period of which the Munsters lost 19 officers and 374 men.


Mounted: €30 (mounted size: 15 x 18 in. approx.)
Rolled: €20 (image size: 12 x 16 in. approx.)
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Enlisted for The Connaught Rangers


click to enlargeFull colour print by Lady Butler


“Its black, white and brown colouring, the four red coats and the bright brass of the drum gives an enjoyable combination with the blue and red-purple of the mountains and the sunlight on the middle distance of the stony land.”    from Elizabeth Butler's Autobiography


Mounted: €30  (image size: 28 x 20in. approx.)
Rolled: €20  (image size: 25 x 16in. approx.)
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The Landing at Gallipoli from a painting by Charles Dixon


River ClydeThe print shows the River Clyde, an old collier, with lighters lashed to the sides to make a landing bridge to the beach at Sedd-el-Bahr.    Among the troops were soldiers from the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who were decimated as they emerged from the doors cut in the ship's sides.


Mounted: €20  (image size: 18 x 14in. approx.)

Rolled: €15  (image size: 15 x 7in. approx.)

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Last Absolution of The Munsters

Connaught Rangers
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