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    Food and World War One

    Food and World War One

    Brown Stew mightn’t sound like the most appetising of dishes, but this is typical of the sort of fare that sustained soldiers in the trenches during World War One.    Historians Bryce Evans of Liverpool Hope University and John Borgonovo of University College Cork have researched various aspects of food and the First World War. Bryce talked about the food riots involving Liverpool Irish that followed the sinking of the Lusitania (see Bryce's article below "Food Riots in the First World War"). Meanwhile, John told us about food shortages in Cork, in late 1917 and early 1918 where there was public anxiety ...
    The Long Shadow – The Great War and the Twentieth Century

    The Long Shadow – The Great War and the Twentieth Century

    by David Reynolds (Simon & Schuster) On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 a temporary ceasefire or armistice between the allied nations and Germany was signed. Although peace would not formally come until the Treaty of Versailles the following June of 1919, November 11th 1918 is widely commemorated as the beginning of the end of what was known as ‘the war to end all wars’.  Today marks the 95th anniversary of this armistice and it’s fitting that historian David Reynolds joined Sean  in studio to discuss his latest book The Long Shadow – ...


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