Forgotten Heroes: Galway Soldiers of the Great War 1914-1918

ISBN-13:
9781856355568

The Great War is etched on the consciousness of many nations because of the horrendous number of casualties. This work is a record of Galwaymen who fought and died in the Great War. This history gives the front line soldiers and sailors an identity through photographs and stories drawn together from a variety of printed and electronic sources.
The Great War is etched on the consciousness of many nations because of the horrendous number of casualties. Troops were thrown into unspeakable conditions and the men who survived did so by summoning terrific courage and forming a lifelong comradeship with their colleagues. "Forgotten Heroes" is a meticulously researched record of Galwaymen who fought and died in the Great War. This moving history gives the front line soldiers and sailors an identity through photographs and stories drawn together from a variety of printed and electronic sources, newspaper articles and archival material, as well as the input of many of the families and comrades of those who fell in the Great War. This book includes a comprehensive listing of war dead from the city and county of Galway ever produced. Almost every Galway family name can be found in this sobering account of those who are buried, not only in Europe, but in Baghdad and Basra, places where soldiers are still dying today.
William Henry is an historian, archaeologist and author from Galway city. The author of numerous books, Henry recently published the highly acclaimed and successful Galway and the Great War and Supreme Sacrifice: The Story of Eamonn Ceannt.


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HISTORY / Europe / Ireland; First World War; European history; First World War; c 1910 to c 1919; ;