Many Galwaymen convinced by conscription rallies of an imminent threat to their country flocked to join the British Army. 'Galway and The Great War' explores the effects that this and the outbreak of the first World War had on Galway.
Almost every family in Ireland was affected by the Great War. However, with dramatic changes in the political climate after 1916, these men came home to a very different Ireland. They went away as heroes but returned almost as traitors, unable to tell anyone of the horrors and suffering they had been part of.
This book examines the outbreak of the Great War, The impact it had and through contemporary letters and interviews with Galwaymen, the lives of the men at the Front.
Galway and the Great War
- Publisher: MERCIER
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