Ireland and the Great War

Ireland and the Great War

by Keith Jeffery
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Cambridge University Press


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Ireland and the Great War

This is the first book to give a unified picture of Ireland's experience of the First World War. Unlike any previous work it identifies the similarities of experience of constitutional nationalists, separatist republicans and unionists, and deals with civilian, social, economic and cultural aspects, as well as the purely military. The book also relates the experience of the war and its subsequent commemoration to the politics of twentieth-century Ireland, North and South, up to and including the recent peace process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521773232
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Pages: 221
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Obligation: 'Irishmen remember Belgium'; 2. Participation: Suvla Bay, the Somme and the Easter Rising: the military experience of the war, abroad and at home; 3. Imagination: onlookers in France: Irish cultural responses to the war; 4. Commemoration: 'Turning the 11th November into the 12th July': Irish politics and the collective memory of war; Bibliographical essay.

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