Tag Archives: Great War

A Broad Church too far?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-should-visit-graves-of-british-soldiers-killed-in-1916-says-ex-tory-mp-1.2169232 Last week I wrote about the ‘bandwagoneering’ of the Easter Rising. This week’s blog is in a similar vein. The Commanding Officer of the Sherwood Forresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), some of the soldiers who helped suppress the Rising, … Continue reading

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Remember the Alamo?

Phil Collins donates Alamo hoard http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28054287 Collection of military memorabilia is at an all time. With the natural rise in interest in the First World War with the centenary of that conflict rapidly approaching. In this case it’s Phil Collins … Continue reading

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Survivors….of a kind….

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26170799 The First World War was as it’s name suggests, a titanic thing. It was so monumental both in terms of human sacrifice and geography, that sometimes we as a species fail to grasp a subtle truth. Not all those … Continue reading

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First World War…..Selfie??? A fantastic example of a WWI Selfie! Great bit of social hsitory from the conflict! Be sure to check out the rest of http://ww1mmmlitarymen.tumblr.com/ page on tumblr! Some fantastic images and well worth the look!

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WW1 dead to be reburied 100 years on

A raibh dheis de ar a anim. WW1 dead to be reburied 100 years on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-26568666

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Rise of the Footsoldier: A Social History of the Temporary Gentlemen of the Auxiliary Division

  On the 1st of March, 2014, I presented my paper entitled ‘Rise of the Footsoldier: A Social History of the Temporary Gentlemen of the Auxiliary Division’ to the Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference, 2014. The conference which was … Continue reading

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Germany’s forgotten war

Germany’s forgotten war http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26368633 War service and sacrifice commemorations are a difficult business in Germany at the best of times. Commemorating the Great War can only be fraught with difficulties.

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Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014

  Today I have the great honour to be speaking at a panel of the Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014. The conference will come this year from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick for the first time in the IHSA history.  … Continue reading

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