Award-winning BBC journalist Stephen Walker gives for the first time a full account of how twenty-eight Irish men serving in British regiments met their deaths. Drawing upon war diaries, court-martial papers and interviews with veterans and family members, he explains how, often exhausted by battle, or suffering shellshock, men who refused to fight were branded as cowards, and shot at dawn by a firing squad. From the cities and townlands of Ireland to the killing fields of the Western Front and Gallipoli, "Forgotten Soldiers" traces the lives of men who enlisted to fight an enemy but ended up being killed by their own side. For decades the full story of how the Irishmen died has largely remained a secret, but now one of the most controversial chapters in British military history can at last be told.In 2006 the British government finally pardoned those soldiers who were shot at dawn. "Forgotten Soldiers" is the first book to chronicle how relatives and campaigners fought to clear the men's names.
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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001979481
Descrizione libro Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2008. Original Softcover. 15,5 cm x 23cm. Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, 2008. 15,5 cm x 23cm. XIII, 224 pages. With several black-and-white and colour photographs and a map. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare! Out-of-Print. Includes for example the following essays: Includes for example the following essays: The clash of the Croziers / Dying for Ireland / Death on the Somme / Ireland's Call / Appendix: Irish-born soldiers and members of Irish regiments executed, 1914-18 etc etc. Sprache: English Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Rare! Out-of-Print. Codice libro della libreria 71117AB
Descrizione libro Gill & MacMillan, Limited, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-157-85-2302702
Descrizione libro Gill & MacMillan, Limited, 2008. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice libro della libreria 9780717145157-3