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

Grayson, Richard S.. 2009. Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War. London and New York: Continuum. ISBN 978-1847250087 [Book]

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This is the story of men from either side of West Belfast's sectarian divide during the Great War. Richard S. Grayson follows the volunteers of the 36th and 16th divisions who fought on the Somme and side-by-side at Messines, recovering the forgotten West Belfast men 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.

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History

Date:

September 2009

Item ID:

3433

Date Deposited:

19 Aug 2010 11:22

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 10:14

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/3433

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