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The disparity of sacrifice : Irish recruitment to the British armed forces, 1914-1918

Author: Timothy Bowman; William Butler; Michael Wheatley
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the First World War approximately 200,000 Irish men and 5,000 Irish women, many from Catholic and Nationalist communities, served in the British armed forces. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Irish recruitment patterns. These varied notably between North-East Ulster and the rest of Ireland and between urban and rural areas.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1120969738
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Bowman; William Butler; Michael Wheatley
ISBN: 9781789627657 1789627656 9781800341630 1800341636
OCLC Number: 1175911747
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Maps --
Tables --
Abbreviations --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
1. 'Gone for a soldier': Irish Recruitment to the British Armed Forces, 1903-1914 --
2. 'They could only look for a moderate success': Recruiting in the South and West of Ireland --
3. For Empire, Ulster or Ireland? Recruiting in Ulster --
4. Bureaucracy, Propaganda and the Conscription Crisis --
5. 'The only privilege we have': Wartime Officer Appointment --
6. A Divided Kingdom: Comparisons of British and Irish Recruiting --
Conclusion --
Appendices 1. Army Recruitment by Regimental Districts in the United Kingdom, August 1914-April 1916* --
2. Voluntary Recruitment to the British Army by Army Command Area, August 1914-November 1918 --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Timothy Bowman, William Butler, and Michael Wheatley.

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During the First World War approximately 200,000 Irish men and 5,000 Irish women, many from Catholic and Nationalist communities, served in the British armed forces. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Irish recruitment patterns. These varied notably between North-East Ulster and the rest of Ireland and between urban and rural areas.

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