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I Embarked for France: The War Diaries and letters of an English family in the Great War: Evelyn Ansell, 19th King’s Liverpool Regiment

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Reviewed by Linda Parker. Although this narrative of a family’s journey and the mixed fortunes of war is focused on Evelyn Ansell, its first chapter, describing the end of a family holiday in August 1914, introduces his family as the lens through which the Great War is seen. As Meryl Moore comments 'I read these family letters and lived the war ye…


'England's Difficulty' The British Army and Ireland, 1912-1922

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Before August 1914, Ireland was the primary political worry for Britain and a substantial British Army recruitment and training base. The growth of armed Volunteer movements on both sides of the "Home Rule" argument was edging Ireland towards civil war. In this talk, Chris will describe the army's position amidst the Irish response to the war; the …


'Ireland in the Great War in Cartoons' with Professor Chris Williams

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‘Ireland and the Great War - in Cartoons’ with Chris Williams. Professor Chris Williams is the Head of College, at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork. He studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and for eight years was a history lecturer at the University of Swansea. This talk examines the ways in w…


Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War. Continuities, Ruptures and Legacies (1913-1919)

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PRESENTATION We are pleased to host, at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, an international conference on Ireland and the First World War as part of the national commemorations for the Centenary of the First World War. The conference received the Centenary Certification  from the Mission du Centenaire (project 07 CONF 0118) and is part of the…


Island of Ireland Trustee

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Role/Purpose:  Promoting the constitutional aims and objectives of The Western Front Association on the island of Ireland and supporting all Irish branches and members. Key Function:  Island of Ireland Officer As a trustee and member of the executive committee, liaise with and provide support to Irish branch chairmen and members, establish cont…


Gerry White

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Gerry  is a founding member and chair of the Cork Branch since 2010.   He served forty-three years in the Irish Defence Forces and retired in 2017. During his military service he had the honour of representing Ireland at the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme at Thiepval in 2016.   He has also published a number of books and arti…


5 October : 'To End All Wars. The Aftermath and Legacy of the First World War'.

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Professor Gary Sheffield and Gerry White will be presenting at this one day conference Venue: Port Centre, Alexandra Road, North Dock, Dublin, DO1.  Time: 9:30am Registration 10:00am  Start 05:00pm Closes Talks Professor Gary Sheffield : ‘Hinge of the 20th Century: The Aftermath of the First World War’ Gerry White : 'From Gunner to Guerril…