Dr. David Murphy is a Lecturer in the Department of History at Maynooth University and a researcher with the university’s Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies. A graduate of University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, Dr Murphy is also a member of the Ormonde Military History Society and the Society for Military History.
The Signal Corps
Armies of all stripes have long used various signal methods to communicate in battle, such as coloured smoke plumes and the semaphore flag system. In the early parts of the 20th century, when Albert was part of the signal corps, smoke and flags were replaced by radios and Morse code.