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Published: 31 July 2020

312 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789621853

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The Disparity of Sacrifice

Irish Recruitment to the British Armed Forces, 1914-1918

Timothy Bowman, William Butler, and Michael Wheatley

Liverpool University Press

  • A comprehensive analysis of Irish recruiting into the British armed forces during the Great War, using hitherto neglected army recruiting statistics
  • Assesses the impact of Nationalist and Unionist politics upon differential recruiting levels within Ireland
  • Explores the interaction of politics and economics upon the wide disparities of Irish wartime sacrifice
  • Considers the stark differences, in terms of both organisation and overall levels of recruiting, within Ireland and between Ireland and Great Britain
  • Reflects on the disunity of both the island of Ireland and the United Kingdom between 1914 and 1918