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1916: What the People Saw

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Contemporary civilian accounts of life in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising show what it was really like on the streets. The accounts that Mick O'Farrell has collected come from letters, diaries, extracts from otherise unrelated biographies, and contemporary magazine and newspaper articles. Together, they give a real flavour of what it was like to live through history ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 6th 2013 by Mercier Press (first published September 28th 2013)
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Bettie☯
Description: When the rebellion of 1916 had ended, more than 400 people were dead and over 2,000 wounded. More than half of these were civilians, but even for those civilians who were not direct casualties, the rising was one of the most momentous experiences of their lives. The accounts that Mick O'Farrell has collected come from letters, diaries, extracts from otherwise unrelated biographies, and contemporary magazine and newspaper articles.

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Margaret Madden
Apr 09, 2016 Margaret Madden rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-book, history
I really enjoyed this collection of statements, letters and memories from 1916. Written mostly by the wealthier middle class Anglo-Irish, located in their homes during the rebellion, they nevertheless saw some horrid sights but all from their comfortable three storey over basement homes. The division of class was just as obvious as the political divisions. Well worth reading. Each story had something different to tell. Recommended!
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