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Ken Devitt

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Based on the Thomas Davis series of lectures, this book provides an Irish perspective on the Great War, which saw over 200,000 Irish soldiers fighting and over 30,000 dying. Archival letters, diaries wills and illustrations are reproduced to accompany the text, which document the pride, fear, anxiety and sorrow felt by soldiers, nurses, sweethearts, families and friends.

Quoting Sebastian Barry.

"This book is like an object pulled glittering not only from the muddy "Irish" trenches of long ago, but the deep black ditch of forgetfulness: a miracle."

Published by the Royal Irish Academy in conjunction with RTE.

ISBN 978-1-904890-50-8

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