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Ireland's Unknown Soldiers — The 16th (Irish) Division in the Great War - Terence Denman

Irish Academic Press, 1992, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned at the margins. A nice copy.

Illustrated with black and white photographs & maps. From the cover: “The Great War of 1914-18 saw the Irish soldier make his greatest sacrifice on Britain’s behalf. Nearly 135,000 Irishmen volunteered (conscription was never applied in Ireland) in addition to the 50,000 Irish who were serving with the regular army and the reserves on 4 August 1914. Within a few weeks of the outbreak of the war no less than three Irish divisions — the 10th (Irish), 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) — were formed from Irishmen, catholic and protestant, who responded to Lord Kitchener’s call to arms. The story of the 16th (Irish) Division, Nationalist Ireland’s most distinctive contribution to the British war effort, encapsulates in dramatic fashion the complexities that surrounded Irish involvement in the Great War.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 209
ISBN: 0716524953
Introduction: Dr Keith Jeffery

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