Dublin's Great Wars -

Dublin's Great Wars

The First World War, the Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution

By Professor Richard S. Grayson

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For the first time, Richard S. Grayson tells the story of the Dubliners who served in the British military and in republican forces during the First World War and the Irish Revolution as a series of interconnected 'Great Wars'. He charts the full scope of Dubliners' military service, far beyond the well-known Dublin 'Pals', with as many as 35,000 serving and over 6,500 dead, from the Irish Sea to the Middle East and beyond. Linking two conflicts usually narrated as separate stories, he shows how Irish nationalist support for Britain going to war in 1914 can only be understood in the context of the political fight for Home Rule and why so many Dubliners were hostile to the Easter Rising. He examines Dublin loyalism and how the War of Independence and the Civil War would be shaped by the militarisation of Irish society and the earlier experiences of veterans of the British army.

Product code: 9781107029255

ISBN 9781107029255
No. Of Pages 484
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW158xS26
Publisher Cambridge University Press
The first integrated history of the Dubliners who served in the British military and in republican forces during the First World War and Irish Revolution. Richard S. Grayson reveals the importance of First World War experiences to the Easter Rising as well as to the War of Independence and the Civil War.