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During the civil war Irish regiments were often stationed in places like India to keep them out of the way of the sectarian war at home. Some could not understand why they were subjugating brown men for the British Empire whilst their compatriots in Ireland were being killed by Scottish and English regiments. However, these men boldly took matters into their own hands and arrested their English officers as a protest of British policy in Ireland. The mutiny lasted for a while. Finally the episode was drawn to a conclusion when the Republic was formed. All the ringleaders were kicked out of the army. My Grandfather than found work at a collliery in Newcastle as an explosives expert. He became an active union organizer and took part in the General Strike of 1926. he was arrested in the middle of the night and warned by Special Branch that the Army would pursue charges and lock him away. So he backed off. He had kids and settled down to live in London as a building engineer.
In 1939 he rejoined the British Army and took part in Dunkirk, then he defused bombs in London during the Blitz. He returned to France with Overlord and served as a Royal Engineer from Normandy to Arnhem and onto Germany. even after the foul treatment he recieved he still came back to do his bit.
He was was subjected to the most savage discipline and dirty tricks a democracy can hand out to a dissenting soldier. In spite of threats he stood up for himself while active as a soldier. Later on as a father he found himself with less options. I wish more American and British soldiers had the same guts to defy illegal and abusive orders. If soldiers defy illegality while they can, their nation may still be worth protecting in the future.