The Irish in the First World War, World War I in Ireland Incident and pain, commemoration and controversy. – Dublin in World War I. Every year from 2014-2018 is a First World War centenary year. But times are changing. Now after 100 years we in Ireland, perhaps for the first time properly remember and… Read More The Irish in the First World War, the World War I in Ireland
Reviewed over the next few weeks, books, for you or the History lover in your life. #1 Review #1: The First World War. by Hew Strachan: It will not have escaped your notice in these centenary years of 1914-18, that WWI books are everywhere. Many are readable and interesting, some are excellent. Even in that… Read More The First World War: Hew Strachan.
The nonsense some people talk (with great confidence) about World War One. It was all futile, the troops were lions led by donkeys, the generals were incompetent and it was all for nothing. Really? Myths dispelled and some WWI factual television, lightly reviewed. If you can see 3 columns of text, you may be on… Read More Lies, Myths (and television) about the First World War.
Background to the Irish in WWI, and thoughts on Irish servicemen in the First World War. – Forgotten heroes and the truth that does not speak its name. In August and September 1914, John Redmond, leader of the Irish Party and its MPs at Westminster, made speeches, notably at Woodenbridge in County Wicklow and at… Read More The Irish in World War One – Forgotten heroes.