Belfast Boys

Goldsmiths, University of London Professor Richard Grayson will speak on his book, Belfast Boys – How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War, at 4 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. The book centers on the two battalions with overt West Belfast connections in 1914-18, the 9th Royal Irish Rifles and the 6th Connaught Rangers, but also draws in other units of the army, navy and Royal Flying Corps in which West Belfast men served. It covers the stories of the men who fought in the war, the experiences of those who returned, the work of women and children on the home front, and the controversies which have surrounded remembrance of the war in Belfast. Sponsor: Center for Irish Programs at Boston College.
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