Edited by John Horne
Royal Irish Academy; 2nd edition, 2008
Edward Brynn, Reviewer
|Irish Peace Tower,
The editor, Trinity College Dublin's John Horne, sets wartime Ireland in the larger context of the Western Front he has studied so assiduously during the last two decades. Nine colleagues, some long eminent and some new to Irish history, offer poignant, balanced, exceedingly informative essays on many dimensions of Ireland's involvement: the role of women; recruitment; life in the trenches; incarceration; the world of mud, disease, grotesque wounds, and death; haunting postwar memories; inspired rhetoric; vexed and often inept politicians.
|Royal Dublin Fusiliers Celebrating a Victory
Originally published in Relevance, Summer 2009