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From the generals and field commanders through to the troopers and nurses on the front lines, the Irish served at every turn in the Great War.

They tore through the skies in flimsy biplanes. They soared across the seas in battleships. They charged across the tortured earth with bayonets fixed. They wrapped bandages and dabbed softly in the field hospitals. They prayed, they
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published October 17th 2014 by Gill & MacMillan
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Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I dipped into book after book, both fact and fiction, trying to get a true sense of what life was like one hundred years ago for those who lived through those terrible times. When I opened up Turtle Bunbury's book, 'The Glorious Madness', I immediately knew that I had found the book that I had been searching for.
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Ruadh Butler
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Incredible collection of stories told with great skill. A 'must read' for anyone interested in the First World War period and Irish history
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really interesting book, well written. Great stories ranging from Irish nuns in Ypres to the man who wrote 'It's a long way to Tipperary'. It should be required reading for all students of 20th century Irish history.
Adrian Fingleton
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
I found this book a bit frustrating. What I found was slices of life from the great war and stories about individuals, battles, acts of bravery and 'theatres of war' other than the Western front. But I think because the book 'jumped around' from story to story I found it hard to get any momentum when reading it. It's a slice of life from an Anglo-Irish era of Hunts, Big Houses, people with double barrelled names, and that IS interesting. But I struggled to care overmuch about the people, with a ...more
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