Dr David Murphy

Historian / Defence Analyst



The Finnish-Soviet Winter War 1939-40 : Stalin's Hollow Victory, (Pen and Sword, 2021)

Breaking Point of the French army: the Nivelle Offesnsive of 1917   (Pen & Sword, 2015)

(Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2011)

Nathalie Genet-Rouffiac and David Murphy (eds.),  Franco-Irish military connections, 1590-1945   (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2009)

The Arab Revolt, 1916-18 
(Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2008).

The Irish Brigades, 1685-2006 
(Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007).

Condottiere, 1300-1500 
(Osprey Publishing, 2007).

Irish Units in the World Wars 
(Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2007).

The Arctic Fox: A Life of Sir Francis Leopold McClintock 
(Collins Press, Cork, 2004).  

Ireland and the Crimean War
  (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2002; republished in 2014 with a new introduction).

Articles and chapters in Books

'The French Army in 1918', M. Strohn (ed.), 1918: Winning the War, Losing the War(Bloomsbury, 2018)

The sons of South Hill and Mervue”: T.E. Lawrence, Pierce Joyce and the Great War in the Middle East” in Terence Dooley and Christopher Ridgeway (eds), The country house and the Great War: Irish and British experiences  (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2016)

'“A sideshow of a sideshow? The Arab Revolt (1916-18) and the development of modern desert warfare”', M. Strohn (ed.), The World War I Companion. (Oxford: Osprey, 2013)

“Le traitement des prisonniers durant la guerre civile irlandaise, 1922-1923” in Nathalie Genet-Rouffiac, Jean-Lou Monot and Christophe Bertrand (eds), Des prisonniers de guerre aux personnes capturées  (SHD, Vincennes, 2010).

'''I was terribly frightened at times’: Irish men and women in the French Resistance and F Section of SOE, 1940-5', Nathalie Genet-Rouffiac and David Murphy (eds.), Franco-Irish military connections, 1590-1945  (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2009).

Over three hundred and eighty biographical essays in James McGuire and James Quinn (eds.), Dictionary of Irish Biography  (Nine volumes, Cambridge University Press, 2009).

“William Howard Russell and the Development of War Journalism”,  Adrian-Silvan Ionescu (ed), Razboiul Crimeii: 150 de ani de la incheiere  (Braila, Romania, 2006).

Articles in journals and magazines

(see Media section for recent online contributions to online journals and media outlets)

T.E. Lawrence: prophet of guerrilla warfare?” in Defence Forces Review (2011).

‘”Paddy fait la résistance”: les irlandais dans la Résistance français et la section F du SOE, 1940-1945’, Revue historique des armées, no. 253, pp 86-98 (2008)

'Francis Leopold McClintock: Victorian polar explorer', Nimrod: the journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn school, volume 1 (October, 2007).

'The Arctic Fox: Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, polar explorer', History Ireland  (Summer, 2006).

'William Howard Russell and the Development of War Journalism', Revista Istorica, vol. XVI  (2005).

'Little Big (Irish)man: Captain Myles Walter Keogh, 7th US Cavalry', History Ireland  (Autumn, 2005).

‘William Howard Russell and the Development of War Journalism’, Proceedings of the XXIXth Conference of the International Congress of Military History  (Bucharest, 2004).

‘Ireland and the Crimean War’, History Ireland, Spring  (2003).

‘An Irish VC recipient of the Zulu War: Surgeon James Henry Reynolds and the Defence of Rorke’s Drift, January 1879’ in Journal of the Irish Medal Collectors’ Association  (2002).

‘The Afghan Wars’ in An Cosantoir, January (2002).

‘ “The Battle of the Breeches”: the Nenagh Mutiny, July 1856’ in Tipperary Historical Journal  (2001).

‘Hartley Travers Ferrar – Antarctic Explorer’ in Journal of the Dun Laoghaire Historical Society, January  (2001).

‘Holy Orders:  The Pontifical Swiss Guard’, An Cosantoir, July (2000).

‘Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the Crimean War’, The War Correspondent, April  (1999).

‘ “As if Hell’s Gulph was opened”: The Letters of Robert McDonnell, a Volunteer Surgeon in the Crimean War”,Soldiers of the Queen, March (1999).

‘ “They poured on us a continuous fire”: Surgeon J.H. Reynolds and the Defence of Rorke’s Drift’, Journal of the Dun Laoghaire Historical Society, January (1999).

‘An Irish Ballad of the Crimean War’ in Soldiers of the Queen, March (1998).

‘Ritual in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin,  1660 to 1760’ in Pages, vol. 3 (1996).