Tag Archives: WW1

‘The Write Stuff’

The difficult part of blogging is not in the writing. Believe it or not having something to say has never been a hard thing for me to do! Rather it is to find (a) the time and (b) the right thing to … 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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A Grave Injustice

Last week a number of graves belonging to First World War veterans were damaged in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The motive for the attack is being ascribed to mere thuggish vandalism. But perhaps the answer is somewhat more disturbing. The attack … 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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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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‘A bed to lie o…

‘A bed to lie on, and enough food to keep life in us to enable us to work, is all any of us should think of now.’ When Terence MacSwiney was attempting to keep the Irish Volunteers out of the … Continue reading

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(image from thehindu.com, 05/07/2013) Shielding Commonwealth war graves from the ravages of time This is a great article by Christian Fraser for BBC news, regarding the herculean restorative efforts being undertaken at the Commonwealth War Graves in France and elsewhere … Continue reading

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