From RTÉ and the Royal Irish Academy, publishers of Judging Dev,comes Our War: Ireland and the Great War
This book, written by some of Ireland’s leading historians, provides an Irish perspective on the Great War, relaying the experience of ordinary Irish people during the war and chronicling the effect this war had, and still has, on Irish society. The lives and deaths of soldiers in the trenches, volunteer nurses, women, politicians and the workforce are all examined. Archival letters, diaries, wills and illustrations are reproduced which document the pride, fear, anxiety and sorrow felt by soldiers, nurses, sweethearts, families and friends. The book accompanies the RTÉ Radio 1 Thomas Davis Lectures, which are being broadcast from late October 2008 to late December 2008.