Western Front: from Messines to Passchendaele Fighting for the British Empire: the story of the Irish who lost their lives needs to be told. Giving our war dead their rightful place in history Decade of Centenaries lets us tell the stories of Irish who fought in the first World War, writers Heather Humphreys. A year when the Allies snatched defeat from the jaws of victory High enemy casualties made Allied leaders confident of success.
Ulster and Irish divisions fight side by side at Messines A successful assault was the fruit of meticulous planning and the largest mine explosions ever, writes Tom Burke. The Somme: never were so many sacrificed for so little The battle of the Somme was a new kind of battle, in a new kind of war, and overall it would claim some 1,, casualties.
The Somme battlefield: the longest 10 miles in history The Tyneside Irish Brigade of the 34th Division suffered some of the worst casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. One for all, all for one: first World War Allies agree military strategy The deadly battles of Verdun, the Somme, and Salonika were fought in solidarity by the Allies to take pressure off each other.
Jostling for their place in the rise to rebellion Irish Republican Brotherhood militants were a diehard lot motivated by heroic failure and blood sacrifice.
Tom Clarke: the leader left out of the story The man who played a key role in organising the Rising was eclipsed for many years. The first World War: A mix of despair and optimism The first World War provided both the opportunity for Irish republicans to plan their revolt and evidence that their ambitions were not shared by the majority, writes Diarmaid Ferriter.
Lost for words: Irish writing on the first World War There is no convenient canon of Irish war literature, like that which appeared in Britain, even though Ireland had three towering literary figures in Shaw, Yeats and Joyce at the time, working at the pinnacles of poetry, prose and drama. Out of the wasteland: the first World War and modernism The evolution of modernist literature was intimately bound up with the shock and devastation of the war.
The first World War: Too much to hope? Counting the Irish dead There is little consensus on the actual number of Irishmen who were killed in the Great War. Gallipoli: the final resting place The war against the War In Dublin, a combative, ragtag coalition of feminists, socialists, trade unionists and just plain messers all did their bit for the anti-war effort.
Ireland Under the Union, 1800-1922
Shots echoed round Europe In the immediate aftermath of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sofia in Sarajevo, how Austria would react to the killing of the heir to the throne of the its empire was uppermost in European minds. Redmond pledge that nationalists and unionists would fight together in first World War The response in the south at the outset of the first World War was one of support for the British war effort. Wilful city of savage dreamers Barriers to worker unity The strike in Belfast united Protestant and Catholic workers but by the sectarian divide was a barrier too strong to breach, writes Peter Collins.
West awakens to worker rights Labour activity and strikes in Galway and Sligo proved that the movement was not solely a Dublin phenomenon, writes John Cunningham. Relative rows over Rising commemorations echo war of words Opinion: Capital projects offer a chance to redress cultural neglect. Women's work Women often wielded authority at home years ago, but as public figures in professions such as teaching and nursing they were becoming much more common.
Contrasting lives, new aspirations Social and economic conditions were improving for large sections of Irish society during the early years of the 20th century and the increasing prosperity fuelled a growing desire for political independence.
The Easter Rising and its Political Consequences
Starting out on the road to partition The introduction by Prime Minister Herbert Asquith of a third effort to grant Home Rule led to a increasingly bitter debate in the House of Commons, with the Unionist politicians hell bent on scuppering the proposal. Vote Celebrating a century since Irish women won the right to vote.
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Tell us: century irishtimes. The Somme's Irish casualties Over Irish died from wounds received on the first day of battle. Search them by name or county here. Diarmaid Ferriter: Romantic notions no match for ugly realities of war The focus extends to the Civil War and this reveals some of the book's strongest material.
Women Writing War: Ireland Browser review. Rebel Prods review: The Protestants behind Irish independence A history of the little-known people who defied the political consensus in their churches. Grandpa the Sniper review: family tale of a brave man of Frank Shouldice draws movingly on private and official sources of an Irish Volunteer. Consolidation and advance, 25 3. The Rising and its aftermath, 42 4. The Treaty and its consequences, December 74 6. The Civil War, January to May 89 Brief biographies of principal individuals Select further reading more Online Table of contents only Broken link?
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