The Irish on the SommeThe Irish on the Somme



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Author: Michael MacDonagh

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Remembering 1916Remembering 1916



Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, politics, anthropology and cultural studies, this volume explores how the memory of these two foundational events has been constructed, mythologised and revised over the course of ...

Author: Richard S. Grayson

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The year 1916 witnessed two events that would profoundly shape both politics and commemoration in Ireland over the course of the following century. Although the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme were important historical events in their own right, their significance also lay in how they came to be understood as iconic moments in the emergence of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, politics, anthropology and cultural studies, this volume explores how the memory of these two foundational events has been constructed, mythologised and revised over the course of the past century. The aim is not merely to understand how the Rising and the Somme came to exert a central place in how the past is viewed in Ireland, but to explore wider questions about the relationship between history, commemoration and memory.

Ulster Ireland and the SommeUlster Ireland and the Somme



(Courtesy of Stephen Kerr) To return to the wider picture, the developments at the
Ulster Tower, along with the opening of the Somme Heritage Centre, coincide
with a key time in the development of Irish attitudes towards the Great War.

Author: Catherine Switzer

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ISBN: 9780752490335

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Ulster, Ireland and the Somme tells the story of the relationship between Ulster, Ireland and the Somme area of northern France, which has now endured for nearly a century. The 1916 Battle of the Somme is a key event in Irish memory of the Great War, and thousands of people from both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic visit the area each year, but the history of the landscape and the memorials they see has never been told in any detail until now.
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The Irish on the SommeThe Irish on the Somme



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Author: Michael Macdonagh

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0469846712

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The Irish on the SommeThe Irish on the Somme



This war is a war of liberation, and its battle-cry is the rights and liberties of humanity.

Author: Michael MacDonagh

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ISBN: 1499113595

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This war is a war of liberation, and its battle-cry is the rights and liberties of humanity. From the very beginning of the conflict my colleagues of the Irish Party, and I myself, have availed of every opportunity in Parliament, on the platform, and in the Press, to present this view of it to the Irish race at home and abroad; and despite the tragic mistakes made in regard to Ireland by the successive Governments which have held office since war broke out, we are still unshaken in our opinion that Ireland's highest interests lie in the speedy and overwhelming victory of England and the Allies. The response of the Irish race the world over to our appeal to rise in defence of civilisation and freedom has been really wonderful. The example was set by Ireland herself.

The Irish on the SommeThe Irish on the Somme



At the outbreak of the war I asked the Irish people, and especially the young men of Ireland, to mark the profound change which has been brought about in the relations of Ireland to the Empire by wholeheartedly supporting the Allies in the ...

Author: Michael Macdonagh

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At the outbreak of the war I asked the Irish people, and especially the young men of Ireland, to mark the profound change which has been brought about in the relations of Ireland to the Empire by wholeheartedly supporting the Allies in the field. I pointed out that at long last, after centuries of misunderstanding, the democracy of Great Britain had finally and irrevocably decided to trust Ireland with self-government; and I called upon Ireland to prove that this concession of liberty would have the same effect in our country as it has had in every other portion of the Empire, and that henceforth Ireland would be a strength instead of a weakness. I further pointed out that the war was provoked by the intolerable military despotism of Germany, that it was a war in defence of small nationalities, and that Ireland would be false to her own history and traditions, as well as to honour, good faith and self-interest, if she did not respond to my appeal. John Redmond MP

The Irish on the Somme WWI Centenary Series The Irish on the Somme WWI Centenary Series



This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis.

Author: Michael MacDonagh

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This narrative is concerned chiefly with the three distinctively Irish units of the New Armies engaged on the Western Front-the Ulster Division, the Irish Division (representative of the south and west), and the "Tyneside Irish," in which Irishmen living in the north of England enlisted. It also deals incidentally with the Irish Regular regiments of the Line, and with that numerous body of Irishmen serving in English, Scottish and Welsh battalions and in the Anzacs and Canadians. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.

Battle of the SommeBattle of the Somme



( 127 ) Tawney , op . cit ( 128 ) M . Macdonagh , The Irish on the Somme ( Hodder
, 1917 ) ( 129 ) S . Sassoon , Memoirs of an Infantry Officer ( Faber , 1930 ) ( 130 )
Carrington , op . cit . ( 131 ) quoted Churchill , op . cit . ( 132 ) H . Williamson ...

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Designed to introduce students to research from primary sources, this book presents short lively extracts and illustrations on the Battle of Somme. (From backcover).

The Irish on the Somme Being the Second Series of the Irish at the Front Volume 2The Irish on the Somme Being the Second Series of the Irish at the Front Volume 2



This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: .

Author: Michael MacDonagh

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 1230295135

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE WEARING OF RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS AT THE FRONT SPREAD OF THE EXAMPLE SET BY IRISH SOLDIERS "Nearly every man out here is wearing some sort of Catholic medallion or a rosary that has been given him, and he would rather part with his day's rations or his last cigarette than part with his sacred talisman."--Extract from a letter writtwt from the Front by a non-Catholic private in the Hussars. The wearing of religious emblems by soldiers of the British Army is much talked of by doctors and nurses in military hospitals in France and at home. When wounded soldiers are undressed--be they nonCatholic or Catholic--the discovery is frequently made of medals or scapulars worn around their necks, or sacred badges stitched inside their tunics. It is a psychological phenomenon of much interest for the light it throws upon human nature in the ordeal of war. It shows, too, how war is a time when supernatural signs and wonders are multiplied. Testimony to the value of these religious favours as safeguards against danger and stimulants to endurance and heroism was given in a most dramatic manner by Corporal Holmes, V.C., of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, who also holds the highest French decoration, the Medaille Militaire. He visited the Catholic schools at Leeds. All the 84 girls and boys were assembled to see him. One of the nuns told the children how Corporal Holmes won his honours during the retreat from Mons. He carried a disabled comrade out of danger, struggling on with his helpless human burden for three miles under heavy fire. Then taking the place of the driver, who was wounded, he brought a big gun, with terrorstricken horses, out of action, through lines of German infantry and barbed wire entanglements. At the crossing of...

The Irish Regiments in the First World WarThe Irish Regiments in the First World War



the Somme and Passchendaele ( a year later ) said conditions were ' as bad if
not worse than at Passchendaele of which the public were to hear so much more
' . And the cost ? There have been several calculations and adjustments , but the
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Dublin s Great WarsDublin s Great Wars



For the first time, Richard S. Grayson tells the story of the Dubliners who served in the British military and in republican forces during the First World War and the Irish Revolution as a series of interconnected 'Great Wars'.

Author: Richard S. Grayson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108684682

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For the first time, Richard S. Grayson tells the story of the Dubliners who served in the British military and in republican forces during the First World War and the Irish Revolution as a series of interconnected 'Great Wars'. He charts the full scope of Dubliners' military service, far beyond the well-known Dublin 'Pals', with as many as 35,000 serving and over 6,500 dead, from the Irish Sea to the Middle East and beyond. Linking two conflicts usually narrated as separate stories, he shows how Irish nationalist support for Britain going to war in 1914 can only be understood in the context of the political fight for Home Rule and why so many Dubliners were hostile to the Easter Rising. He examines Dublin loyalism and how the War of Independence and the Civil War would be shaped by the militarisation of Irish society and the earlier experiences of veterans of the British army.

The Irish on the Somme Being the Second Series of the Irish at the Front The Irish on the Somme Being the Second Series of the Irish at the Front



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Author: MacDonagh Michael 1862-1946

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1348241454

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IRISH ON THE SOMME BEING THE 2IRISH ON THE SOMME BEING THE 2



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Author: Michael 1862-1946 MacDonagh

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1371108234

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Irish Regiments During the Great WarIrish Regiments During the Great War



Two linked books of the Irish on many fronts of the Great War This book concerns the service of the regiments of the British Army raised in Ireland before and during the First World War together with those with Irish affiliations.

Author: Michael MacDonagh

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ISBN: 0857063227

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Two linked books of the Irish on many fronts of the Great War This book concerns the service of the regiments of the British Army raised in Ireland before and during the First World War together with those with Irish affiliations. So within its pages readers will discover not only The Irish Guards, the Connaught Rangers, The Royal Munster Fusiliers and many other regiments with long and venerable histories and battle honours but also the London Irish, the Tyneside Irish and the battalions of the new army. Each chapter features a particular front or action providing an excellent overview of the Irish in action throughout the conflict. Here we join them on the Retreat from Mons, on the Gallipoli peninsula, at Loos and during the Somme offensive. No account of the Irish could possibly be complete without the inclusion, as here, of anecdotes from the irrepressible Irish soldier himself, with all his wry humour and indomitable bravery and fighting prowess. This book brings together two volumes on the same theme by the same author. Available in softcover and hardcover with dust jacket.

The Road to the SommeThe Road to the Somme



2 ( Gale and Polden , 1927 ) McCullough , Elizabeth , Jack and Dorothy , Letters
from the Front , 1915 – 1917 ( Serendipity , 2005 ) McDonagh , Michael , The Irish
on the Somme ( Hodder and Stoughton , 1917 ) McGinley , Niall , Donegal ...

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A history of the Irish soldiers of the Ulster Division who fought in the Battle of the Somme during World War I.

The Irish on the Somme Scholar s Choice EditionThe Irish on the Somme Scholar s Choice Edition



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Author: Michael MacDonagh

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ISBN: 1298184576

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