Irishmen in the Great War

Reports From The Front 1914

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In a quest to discover the forgotten Irishmen in 27 Irish newspapers, many now obsolete, Tom Burnell’s research has uncovered articles cast aside since the 1920s. This, the third book in the series, covers 1916.

1916 brought new experiences for Irish soldiers, and they shared their experiences with loved ones by writing home. Through letters and poetry, they shed new light on what life was like on the front line, and divulged heroic tales. The Irish newspapers of the time drew on the content of these letters to fill their pages and inform locals. 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.

This title, the latest in the series, continues to offer a unique insight into life on the front line and in Ireland during WWI.



  • Format: Hardback
  • Published On: 11 August 2014
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
  • ISBN / EAN: 9781473821200
  • Page Count: 240

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