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Author: Paul O'Brien
 ISBN 9781--908056-00-9. 32 pp A5. Cover colour, text black and white. €6 + p&p

Memorials have been a feature of the commemoration of battles since early recorded history.

In most cases built by the victors, and largely triumphalist in design and nature, they range from those that celebrate nationhood to remembrance of certain battalions, regiments, and even the individual soldier.
   Thousands of Irish men enlisted in the British Army during the ‘Great War’ of 1914-1918, with an estimated 49,400 of them making the supreme sacrifice.
   After the war, to remember these fallen soldiers, a meeting was convened on July 17 1919 in Dublin city with representatives from the four provinces of Ireland, to adopt a motion to erect a memorial to honour them.
   It was the beginning of a long and arduous journey. Today the unique and beautiful monument that is the Irish National War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin stands in silent tribute to  those brave soldiers.
   
Within these pages renowned historian and author Paul O’Brien tells the story of that journey, the concept and design of this unique monument, and its history over the years in a book filled with original illustrations and photographs.

 
 
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