Irish Troops in the Great War
Battlefield Guide – Clive Harris
Tour Manager – Joe Castle
Scheduled For – Sun 8th August 19:30 UK (14:30 EDT)
A century on from the end of the Great War, the story of the thousands of Irish troops who served and fell in the conflict, is still perhaps less understood than is deserved. In a subject that is even today a controversial one, we will focus not on the politics of the time, but instead shine a light on the simple and incredibly powerful story of those who gave so much on the battlefield. This special virtual tour will explore the very earliest days of the Great War right through to the Armistice in the footsteps or Irish soldiers who took part in iconic engagements at Etreux, Cuinchy, Gallipoli, The Somme, Messines, Ypres, Epehy and the Sambre Canal.