The Resource 1916, what the people saw, selected and edited by Mick O'Farrell, (electronic resource)

1916, what the people saw, selected and edited by Mick O'Farrell, (electronic resource)

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1916, what the people saw
Title
1916, what the people saw
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by Mick O'Farrell
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Some common themes are present in the accounts. For instance, a fear of going hungry, which resulted in constant, and dangerous, attempts to stock up with supplies. There was also a grim realisation (despite two years of World War) that war had arrived on their doorstep: 'We know a bit what War is like now'. For some, there was even an undeniable element of excitement - one witness writes that 'now that it's over, none of us would've missed it for the world'. After watching a woman shot in the street, another witness notes that he 'saw a man rush out and take a snapshot'. Elsewhere, there are 'crowds looking on as if at a sham battle'. For most, however, it was the kind of excitement they could do without: Complimenting the many historical accounts of the rising and statements from the participants, this book gives a real flavour of what it was like to live through history in the making
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
941.5082/1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1966-
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  • O'Farrell, Mick
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  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
1916, what the people saw, selected and edited by Mick O'Farrell, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11410365
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781781172087
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11410365
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
1916, what the people saw, selected and edited by Mick O'Farrell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11410365
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781781172087
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11410365
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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