Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2017

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781383384

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Heroes or Traitors?

Experiences of Southern Irish Soldiers Returning from the Great War 1919-1939

Paul Taylor

Liverpool University Press

Reappraisals in Irish History LUP

  • An important and impressive piece of work which brings greater detail and nuance than any historian has yet managed to the subject of British ex-servicemen in Ireland.
  • Makes a distinctive and original contribution to the historiography of modern Ireland, based on original research and careful argument.
  • Includes valuable and convincing research on the everyday social and economic aspects of returned veterans.
  • Uses a wealth of archive material.
  • Much of the existing work on the experience of World War I in Ireland focuses on the commemoration of the war and the various monuments built to do this; this book focuses on the actual human experience of ex-servicemen providing a welcome contrast to this approach.