When word of a rebellion in Dublin spread amongst the Irish fighting abroad the reactions were varied. Some railed against "this stab in the back". Some tried to desert and get back to Dublin to join in. Most shrugged their shoulders and got on with it.
Veterans of the First World War discuss how they felt when they heard that there had been an armed rising in Ireland in 1916.
A veteran of the Irish Guards recalls hearing about the rebellion in Ireland while stationed in Essex.
On hearing of the outbreak of a rebellion in Dublin in 1916 Emmet Dalton says that he and his fellow soldiers, "Were surpised, annoyed and we thought that it was madness."