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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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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 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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you wear a poppy?

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 ‘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

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 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 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

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

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 This post contains images

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

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

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI

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

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