A Coward If I Return, a Hero If I Fall : Stories of Irishmen in World War I Paperback
IRELAND'S FORGOTTEN LEGACY In 1914-1918, two hundred thousand Irishmen from all religions and backgrounds went to war.
At least thirty-five thousand never came home. Those that did were scarred for the rest of their lives.
Many of these survivors found themselves abandoned and ostracised by their countrymen, their voices seldom heard. The book includes:The Irish soldier firing the first shotThe first Victoria CrossLeading the way at Gallipoli and the SommeNorth and South fighting side by side at Messines RidgeIreland's flying acesBrothers-in-arms - heart-rending stories of family sacrificeThe lucky escapes of some; the tragic end of othersThe homecoming - why there was no hero's welcome
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, 1 Index; 200 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/09/2010
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781847171313