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# world war I

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# history lesson
'When are the other boys coming?' WWI posters try to recruit Irish friends
Guilt, fear and the lure of hero worship were all used by the Dublin recruitment office in 1915. Check out the posters.
# world war I
Death records of 49,000 Irish in WWI now available online
The Tánaiste says that the ambitious project will help to improve Anglo-Irish relations.
# world war I
Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?
No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.
# Diary
"Still the battle rages": Dublin mother's WWI diary goes online
The diary gives a fascinating glimpse into life in Ireland in 1916 for one mother whose son has been declared missing in action.
# Tipperary
It's a long, long way to Tipperary: inspiring peace, not war
The annual Tipperary Peace Convention takes place this week as the song which inspired it celebrates its 100th anniversary.
World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia
Call for public to find old documents, photographs etc. relating to ‘The Great War’ – they will be scanned and recorded on a pan-European website.
# world war I
Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters
National Library of Ireland’s archive shows the emotional, moral and practical pressure put on Irish men to join the ranks in the ‘Great War’.
# Turkey
State TV: Turkey recalls ambassador to France over genocide-denial bill
Turkey is reportedly recalling its ambassador to France over a vote in the country’s Parliament that would make it a crime to deny the WWI-era mass killings of Armenians amounts to genocide.
Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.
# Poppy Row
Cameron blasts "absurd" FIFA for poppy ban
English FA plan a host of alternative remembrance efforts after FIFA tells them that players can’t wear the poppy on their jerseys.
# Dynasty
Whatever happened the Habsburgs...and three other fallen dynasties?
The story of the Habsburgs and other famous dynasties that are no more.
# veteran
Last WWI combat veteran dies in Australia aged 110
Claude Choules lied about his age to join the British Royal Navy at the height of World War I – but, despite the fame his military service brought him, he became a pacifist in later life and refused to glorify war.
# Hitler
Radio doc charts extraordinary life of Irishman who saved Hitler
RTE documentary to tell tale of Carlow native Michael Keogh and his brush with one of the 20th century’s most notorious dictators.