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Irishmen in the Great War - Irish Newspaper Stories 1916

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ISBN: 9781473823464
AuthorBurnell, Tom
Pub Date30/04/2024
BindingPaperback
Pages288
CountryGBR
Dewey940.308991
Quick overview Nowhere else will you find these articles verbatim, penned by the men themselves to their families at home. Unlike previous Roll of Honour books by the author, these stories, many of which are about Irishmen who actually survived the carnage, are laid before you.
€29.20

In a quest to to discover the forgotten Irishmen in twenty-seven Irish newspapers, many of which are now obsolete, the author uncovered unbelievable and forgotten newspaper articles, cast aside since the 1920s - until now. The year 1916 brought new experiences for our Irish heroes, and, even though fighting hard overseas, they still wanted to share their experiences with loved ones at home. Through letters and poetry, they shed new light on what life was like on the front line, and divulged heroic tales of the Irishmen by the Irishmen. The Irish newspapers of the time drew on the content of such correspondence to fill their pages and inform locals of their loved ones. From the heroic to the humorous, and from the terrors of the trenches, to touching tales - all aspects of life in this tumultuous time were covered, including recruitment drives, Christmas festivities at the front, war in the desert, tragic deaths and sad accidents, treatment of prisoners, the Irishman who filmed death, women spies on strike, pen pictures of the war, and many more wartime stories.These rare and untapped stories, have finally been utilized for this book, to give a unique insight into life on the front line and on the home front during the First World War.

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In a quest to to discover the forgotten Irishmen in twenty-seven Irish newspapers, many of which are now obsolete, the author uncovered unbelievable and forgotten newspaper articles, cast aside since the 1920s - until now. The year 1916 brought new experiences for our Irish heroes, and, even though fighting hard overseas, they still wanted to share their experiences with loved ones at home. Through letters and poetry, they shed new light on what life was like on the front line, and divulged heroic tales of the Irishmen by the Irishmen. The Irish newspapers of the time drew on the content of such correspondence to fill their pages and inform locals of their loved ones. From the heroic to the humorous, and from the terrors of the trenches, to touching tales - all aspects of life in this tumultuous time were covered, including recruitment drives, Christmas festivities at the front, war in the desert, tragic deaths and sad accidents, treatment of prisoners, the Irishman who filmed death, women spies on strike, pen pictures of the war, and many more wartime stories.These rare and untapped stories, have finally been utilized for this book, to give a unique insight into life on the front line and on the home front during the First World War.

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