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    'The Return of the Soldier' by Rebecca West

    'The Return of the Soldier' by Rebecca West

    Karen Ardiff reads Rebecca West's novel about a soldier in World War 1 who is sent home from the front with a serious case of shell-shock. Chris remembers nothing about the last fifteen years of his life.  He remembers his cousin Jenny from childhood. He doesn't remember his wife Kitty at all and he believes he is in love with Margaret, his first love of fifteen years before.  Eventually, all three are faced with the choice of leaving him as he is or of 'curing' him. 'The Return of the Soldier' is published by Virago Modern Classics.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/book-on-one/programmes/2014/0818/637878-the-book-on-one-18-22-august-2014/?clipid=1653703
    Ireland's Experience: Episode 2 - The Front

    Ireland's Experience: Episode 2 - The Front

    World War One began dramatically, with The Germans sweeping through Belgium and France as they drove towards Paris. But for the most part, the conflict was characterised by its lack of movement. There was a stalemate - both sides dug in, producing a long matching line of trenches along the Western Front. Each side attempted to wear the other down in a brutal war of attrition. World War One was fought on many battlefronts in various different theatres of war. The life of a soldier took many forms, and their experiences varied widely from front to front. This episode explored ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0807/635688-irelands-experience-episode-2-the-front/?clipid=1646375
    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 2 - broadcast 10 August 2014

    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 2 - broadcast 10 August 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0807/635688-irelands-experience-episode-2-the-front/
    'How Many Miles to Babylon' by Jennifer Johnston

    'How Many Miles to Babylon' by Jennifer Johnston

    This August, the Book on One features a season of stories from World War 1. The first book in this season 'How Many Miles to Babylon' is read by the author Jennifer Johston. The book tells the story of two Irish boys, Alec and Jerry who become friends against the odds. When the war breaks out in 1914 they both sign up and find themselves at war, together, yet once again separated by rank and class. 'How Many Miles to Babylon' is published by Penguin.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/book-on-one/programmes/2014/0804/632852-the-book-on-one4-8-august-2014/?clipid=1636746
    Ecumenical Service for Ireland's WW1 Veterans

    Ecumenical Service for Ireland's WW1 Veterans

    Ecumenical Service for Ireland's World War 1 Veterans 1914-1918 - Time to remember Sunday 29th June 2014 @ 2.30pm St. Laurence's Church, Upper Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co Dublin Welcome Home This ecumenical service is to honour, acknowledge and remember Ireland's World War 1 veterans. The theme of the service is "Welcome Home". This is a public event and those attending are being asked to bring a single stem flower of their choice to remember a World War 1 Veteran. WW1 medals may also be worn. The music is being provided by St. George's Brass Band. School children will participate in ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/?clipid=1601945
    Remembering the Music of WW1

    Remembering the Music of WW1

    This morning we remember the music & songs of WW1 that defined that period, with the help of the RTE Concert Orchestra & special guests, historian Brendan MacQuaile, male choir The Brook Singers, RTE commentator Michael Corcoran on the Irish rugby connection & Sabina Purcell who has embarked on an ambitious project called the World War 1 Veterans Project, www.worldwar1veterans.com - remembering every single Irish survivor of the great war. www.greatwarroadshow.ie       

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2014/0606/621965-the-john-murray-show-friday-6-june-2014/?clipid=1594391
    The History Show Sunday 4 May 2014

    The History Show Sunday 4 May 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0504/614578-the-history-show-sunday-4-may-2014/
    4 May Programme

    4 May Programme

    Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past We had an eclectic mix of items on this week's programme: - How Big Houses in Ireland and Britain were affected by World War 1. - The extraordinary story of American Civil War veteran Private Albert Cashier who started out life in Co. Louth - as a female called Jenny Hodgers. - The exploits of 19th century Parisian celebrity dentist, Georges Fattet. - What the bones of the Workhouse dead reveal about their lives. - The restoration ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0504/614578-the-history-show-sunday-4-may-2014/?clipid=1568071

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