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Ireland's Banner County

By Daniel McCarthy
Ireland's Banner County
by Daniel McCarthy

Clare from the fall of Parnell to the Great War, 1890-1918.

(Saipan Press, Dec. 2002, xii, 213pp. 8pp.ills. appends.,index, hbk.euro29.95, isbn 0 954408705, pbk. euro19.95, isbn 0 9544087013).

Ireland's participation in the Great War was for many years after independence obliterated from the national consciousness, as the country snapped off the imperial ties of the past, yet over recent years such a trend has been reversed in an effort to appreciate the full swing of the revolutionary pendulum and this book highlights the ultimate sacrifices made by over 50,000 Irishmen with a specific examination of the environment in which 5,000 Claremen volunteered to join the Allied armies of WW1.

In writing this book, the author has spent many years of research in the libraries, archives, museums and public record offices of most of the participant nations of the Great War ( he has quoted extensively from Commonwealth War Graves Commission records sent on to him by the organisation), particularly in New York, with a focus on the Fighting 69th and Colonel Martin Meaney (of Battle of the Ourcq fame) as well as on John Philip Holland, a Clareman and father-founder of the modern submarine.

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