Our War: Ireland and the Great War

Our War: Ireland and the Great War

Hardback The 2008 Thomas Davis Lecture Series

Edited by John Horne


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  • Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 238mm x 36mm | 1,139g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 1904890504
  • ISBN 13: 9781904890508
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.), ports., facsims.
  • Sales rank: 685,829

Product description

From the publishers of "Judging Dev" comes "Our War: Ireland and the Great War". This book, written by some of Ireland's leading historians, provides an Irish perspective on the Great War which saw over 200,000 Irish soldiers fighting. It relays the experience of ordinary Irish people during the war and chronicles the effect this war had, and still has, on Irish society. The lives and deaths of soldiers in the trenches, volunteer nurses, women, politicians and the workforce are all examined. Archival letters, diaries, wills and illustrations are reproduced which document the pride, fear, anxiety and sorrow felt by soldiers, nurses, sweethearts, families and friends. The book accompanies the "RTE Radio 1" series "Our War: Ireland and the Great War", which is being broadcast from November 2008 to late December 2008.

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Author information

JOHN HORNE is Professor of Modern European History at Trinity CollegeDublin where he is Director of the Centre for War Studies. He is a leading expert on the Great War internationally and has published (with Alan Kramer) the prizewinning German Atrocities, 1914. A History of Denial (New Haven, 2001). He is currently editing the Blackwell Companion to the First World War (forthcoming 2009)and writing a history of France in the Great War.