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Armagh and the Great War

Armagh and the Great War

Colin Cousins

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In 1914, County Armagh represented a microcosm of Ireland, with an industrialised, urban north, and a largely rural, agricultural south. It was also the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland and the birthplace of Orangeism.

This book is the first detailed exploration of how the people of one of the six Northern Irish counties endured the Great War. At a time when Ireland is re-examining the nature of its involvement in the Great War, historian Colin Cousins looks at this question from a Unionist perspective, and what emerges is a challenge to perceptions of a simple enthusiasm, patriotism and loyalty.

Using many previously unseen sources, the author looks at the role played by charities, schools and youth groups, at the role of women's associations, and how individual families attempted to come to terms with the .....

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Author Colin Cousins
Publisher The History Press
Publication date 8 Aug 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781845888534

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