Ireland and the First World War: A Photographic History
By: Cormac O Comhrai (author)Hardback
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Dismissively called 'Cogadh an Da Ghall' (The War of the Two Foreigners) by some Irish speakers, the First World War saw the mobilisation of hundreds of thousands of Irish people as soldiers, sailors and nurses. The war brought massive suffering, heroism, personal liberation, profit and economic hardship, and also provided the conditions necessary for a rebellion against British rule. Using striking photographs from a wide range of sources, this book shows the experiences of the Irish at home and abroad as the 'Great War' raged across Europe.
Cormac O Comhrai is a native of Furbo, Co. Galway, and a graduate of NUIG. He teaches history and Irish at second level in Co. Galway. He is the author of 'Revolution in Connacht: A Photographic History' and co-editor of 'The Men Will Talk to Me: Galway Interviews by Ernie O'Malley'.
Contents Introduction 7 1 Ireland before the War 21 2 The Outbreak of War 55 3 A Soldier's Life 93 4 The Impact of the War Domestically 129 5 Towards Victory 177 6 Aftermath 241 Bibliography 276 Acknowledgements 281
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