The first military intervention of the United States in World War I. By Daire Brunicardi On 4 May 1917 a flotilla of unusual vessels appeared off the Daunt lightship at […]

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LABOUR, ENLISTMENT AND DEMOBILISATION IN IRELAND’S FIRST WORLD WAR RAILWAYS By Peter Rigney In the early weeks of the First World War, British railway companies were taken under government control. […]

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A FIRST WORLD WAR SOLDIER’S READING LIST By Laurence Fenton On 14 September 1914, James O’Donnell, an eighteen-year-old soldier from Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, was injured while digging a trench near […]

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WHAT WAS THE IMPACT ON THE IRISH SOLDIER? By Lar Joye The Battle of the Somme has been described as the blackest period in the history of the British Army, […]

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WHY WAS THE BATTLE FOUGHT? By Jennifer Wellington By late 1915, the war in the west had been effectively at stalemate for months. Repeated attempts to rupture the lines of […]

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