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#The Great War

# the-great-war - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Remembering World War I: The Hauntings Soldier keeps watch at St Stephen's Green
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Remembering World War I: The Hauntings Soldier keeps watch at St Stephen's Green

Nov 11th 2018, 10:50 AM 16,373 Views 24 Comments

Events are taking place this morning to mark the moment the guns fell silent.

'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'

Nov 11th 2018, 7:30 AM 17,951 Views 12 Comments

Remembering our war dead means reminding ourselves who and what made them war dead and to despise their modern-day equivalents, writes Tom Farrell.

# the-great-war - Saturday 30 September, 2017

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin
# Dublin Docks
# Dublin Docks

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin

Sep 30th 2017, 9:45 AM 16,727 Views 28 Comments

Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.

# the-great-war - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

WWI German submarine wreck found off Belgium
# The Great War
# The Great War

WWI German submarine wreck found off Belgium

Sep 20th 2017, 10:30 PM 25,021 Views 27 Comments

The bodies of 22 sailors are understood to still be inside the wreckage.

# the-great-war - Sunday 4 June, 2017

424 Irish borstal boys chose war over internment - many died hoping for redemption
# Price Of Freedom
# Price Of Freedom

424 Irish borstal boys chose war over internment - many died hoping for redemption

Jun 4th 2017, 6:00 PM 16,602 Views 8 Comments

British authorities saw institutions as fertile recruiting grounds for the army.

# the-great-war - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Arthur Corrie Lewin - the Irishman who went missing while flying over Africa

Jan 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 395 Views 5 Comments

His story is told in this extract from the book The Glorious Madness, written by historian Turtle Bunbury.

# the-great-war - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Poll: Would you wear a poppy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you wear a poppy?

Nov 11th 2015, 9:37 AM 33,407 Views 247 Comments

You might see a few around to mark Armistice Day.

# the-great-war - Sunday 2 August, 2015

These amazing colourised photographs bring World War I to life
# The Great War
# The Great War

These amazing colourised photographs bring World War I to life

Aug 2nd 2015, 7:00 PM 31,267 Views 48 Comments

The ‘war to end all wars’ up close.

# the-great-war - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Photos: The Irish at War - stories of 21 Irish men and women brought to life
# Recovered Voices
# Recovered Voices

Photos: The Irish at War - stories of 21 Irish men and women brought to life

Jan 29th 2015, 7:30 AM 16,570 Views 68 Comments

The propaganda posters, letters, guns and even the clothing of the time is on show.

# the-great-war - Sunday 30 November, 2014

8 Irish characters who were changed forever by World War I
# The Great War
# The Great War

8 Irish characters who were changed forever by World War I

Nov 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 27,914 Views 33 Comments

The daughter of a Kerry clergyman, three Irish air aces and a Corkman who won the Victoria Cross – some of the hidden heroes of WWI.

# the-great-war - Friday 1 August, 2014

A 'sunlit picture of hell': War poet Siegfried Sassoon's WWI diaries published online
# The Great War
# The Great War

A 'sunlit picture of hell': War poet Siegfried Sassoon's WWI diaries published online

Aug 1st 2014, 6:22 PM 8,062 Views 13 Comments

The Cambridge University Library digitised archive shows how Sassoon documented his experiences of the First World War in sketches and poetry.

# the-great-war - Monday 28 July, 2014

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict
# WWI
# WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Jul 28th 2014, 9:51 PM 16,410 Views 22 Comments

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One
# World War One
# World War One

Column: 'Hell is Coming' - fragments of horror from World War One

Jul 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 858 Views 24 Comments

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

# the-great-war - Saturday 28 June, 2014

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI
# WWI
# WWI

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI

Jun 28th 2014, 10:15 AM 14,557 Views 46 Comments

Controversy and debate continue over the character of Gavrilo Princip, the man who shot the Austro-Hungarian heir.

# the-great-war - Saturday 10 November, 2012

A snapshot of the Irish in World War I
# Tearjerker
# Tearjerker

A snapshot of the Irish in World War I

Nov 10th 2012, 8:45 AM 12,757 Views 17 Comments

The National Archives has digitised the wills of 9,000 soldiers killed in action during the Great War.