A new book that is a very welcome addition to military history on several levels. The story of Irish volunteers serving in the British forces during WWI is a much under-told story. Of Irish Servicewomen it is virtually untold – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: Irish Servicewomen in the Great War, From Western Front to Roaring Twenties FILE: R3214 AUTHOR: Barbara Walsh PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: World War I, World War 1, World War One, WWI, First World War, The Great War, Irish, British Army, servicewomen, Western Front, women in uniform ISBN: 1-52676-794-5 PAGES: 206 IMAGE: B3214.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4hq7eue LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A new book that is a very welcome addition to military history on several levels. The story of Irish volunteers serving in the British forces during WWI is a much under-told story. Of Irish Servicewomen it is virtually untold – Most Highly Recommended
The IRA campaigns and Irish independence from Britain following WWI has clouded that area of military history. The IRA and the Irish Republic in its early years were keen to portray the IRA terror campaigns as something supported by every Irish man and woman against an oppressive colonial rule. Inconvenient facts like the genocide practised in the Irish Republic on sectarian lines and the large number of Irish men and women volunteering to serve Britain in two World Wars were something to sweep under the carpet, as was the protection of the Protestant and non sectarian people of Ulster from IRA genocide.
This book immediately serves as a welcome military history of Irish people during the Great War. It then satisfies the pressing need for a well-researched and well-written account of the part played by Irish Servicewomen.
There is a fine photo-plate section in support of the very readable text. The text itself demonstrates careful research and the personal commitment of the author.
A book that deserves to be widely read, particularly across Irish society on both sides of the border.