A Coward If I Return, A Hero If I Fall: Stories Of Irishmen In World War I

A Coward If I Return, A Hero If I Fall: Stories Of Irishmen In World War I

A Coward if I Return, A Hero if I Fall: Stories of Irishmen in World War I

IRELAND'S FORGOTTEN LEGACY In 1914-1918, two hundred thousand Irishmen from all religions and backgrounds went to war. At least thirty-five thousand never came home. Those that did were scarred for the rest of their lives. Many of these survivors found themselves abandoned and ostracised by their countrymen, their voices seldom heard. The book includes: The Irish soldier firing the first shot, The first Victoria Cross, Leading the way at Gallipoli and the Somme, North and South fighting side by side at Messines Ridge, Ireland's flying aces, Brothers-in-arms - heart-rending stories of family sacrifice The lucky escapes of some; the tragic end of others, and the homecoming - why there was no hero's welcome.

Review
superb and heartfelt ... you need to read this book particularly if you are interested in Irish history and the history of the Great War (and make no mistake, this book details vital and important part of that history) -- destructive-music.com this book should be on the school curriculum both in Ireland and the UK so the truth of the role of the Irish in the...

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