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Belfast Boys : How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War - Richard S. Grayson

Belfast Boys

How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War

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This is the compelling story of West Belfast's involvement fighting on the Western Front throughout the First World War. This is the story of men from either side of West Belfast's sectarian divide during the Great War. This dramatic book tells the story of the volunteers of the 36th and 16th divisions who fought on the Somme and side-by-side at Messines. Grayson also brings in forgotten West Belfast men from throughout the armed forces, from the retreat at Mons to the defeat of Germany and life post-war. In so doing, he tells a new story which challenges popular perceptions of the war and explains why remembrance remains so controversial in Belfast today.

"'Provocative, meticulously researched and referenced.' - Irish Times 'A highly considered work of careful and scholarly reclamation, and a vivid evocation of a divided city' - Sunday Business Post '[Grayson] provides a new form of social-military history... [A] painstaking study... This book provides an invaluable service to both sides in their bid to evaluate individual and shared histories.' - Times Higher Education 'Highly readable' - Myles Dungan, Today with Pat Kenny, RTE Radio 1 'A brilliant book' - Dr Patrick Geoghegan, Talking History, Newstalk 106-108FM"

Abbreviationsp. vii
Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Civil War?p. 1
Volunteers and Reservesp. 9
The British Expeditionary Force, 1914-15p. 23
The Nature of Warp. 39
Gallipoli and the Eastern Frontp. 51
Arrivals and Executionsp. 63
The Ulster Division on the Sommep. 77
The Other Sommep. 91
On and Onp. 101
Messinesp. 109
Mudp. 119
Retreatp. 131
Victoryp. 139
Peace and Partitionp. 147
Remembrancep. 167
Postscriptp. 185
Appendix: Methods and Patterns of 'Military History from the Street'p. 189
Acknowledgementsp. 203
Notesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9781441105196
ISBN-10: 1441105190
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd July 2010
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1