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Worshipper and Worshipped: Across the Divide: an Irish Padre of the Great War. Fr. Willie Doyle Chaplain to the Forces 1915-1917
Worshipper and Worshipped: Across the Divide: an Irish Padre of the Great War. Fr. Willie Doyle Chaplain to the Forces 1915-1917
by Carole Hope
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great biography of a WW1 Chaplain who died along with his men in the front line., 10 Jun. 2014
I knew something of the life of Fr Willie Doyle before I got my copy of Carole Hope's book, I know a lot more now! This is a great read, I have to confess that I flicked through his early life and started at the point where Fr Doyle embarked for France, as my interest was in his life as a Chaplain at the front. The book reflects a huge amount of research by the author and is far more than just a chronicle of Fr Doyle's life. While it uses extensive extracts from his diaries it also uses battalion war diaries, chaplaincy dept reports, the diaries of other chaplains, and very many soldiers diaries, letters, and recollections not only of this remarkable man but of a whole range of chaplains across may different regiments and divisions to give us a clear picture of how these men were seen by the soldiers they worked with, often under fire and sharing the same dangers as everyone else. Doyles' diaries give a perspective on the war that we don't normally see, and Hope manages to put it all in perspective and context through judicious use of a wide range of sources. If you have read The Cross on the Sword I think you will agree that this is the best book on the subject of WW1 chaplaincy to emerge in a long long time. Well done Carole Hope.


Sky BluePremium Wallet Top Flip Pocket Case Cover For Nokia Lumia 925, Includes Screen Protector, Stylus and Polishing Cloth
Sky BluePremium Wallet Top Flip Pocket Case Cover For Nokia Lumia 925, Includes Screen Protector, Stylus and Polishing Cloth

3.0 out of 5 stars Small Design Flaw, 12 Mar. 2014
This is a fine hardwearing cover but there is one significant design flaw. You cannot attach your earpiece and then close the magnetic flap! The socket for the earpiece on the lumia 925 is in the centre of the phone, just where the flap is.


Major and Mrs.Holt's Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient (Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide)
Major and Mrs.Holt's Battlefield Guide to Ypres Salient (Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide)
by Tonie Holt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.59

5.0 out of 5 stars THE guide to the Ieper salient., 12 Mar. 2014
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IF you are visiting the Ieper salient for the first time this is the only guide you need. Absolutely excellent on every monument and graveyard with good maps and driving instructions.


There's a Devil in the Drum
There's a Devil in the Drum
by John F. Lucy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A first hand account of life in the Royal Irish Rifles in WW1, 21 Oct. 2012
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I found this a fascinating account of life in the british army during world war 1. The author is from Cork, his regiment was based in Ballymena, and when the war broke out they were sent to France, where by a series of miracles he managed to survive the entire conflict. If you want to read a first hand account of life for a soldier during the Great War this is the place to start.


A Christmas Truce Carol
A Christmas Truce Carol
by James O'Halloraon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story based on real events in WW1, 21 Oct. 2012
This is a lovely little book on the Christmas Truce of 1914 as told through the soldiers of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The book is fiction but it is based on actual events. It also follows some of the characters after the war and looks at the psychological damage caused to so many old soldiers by their horrendous experiences on the western front. As someone with a great interest in Irish soldiers in the Great War, I found the book engaging and also very well researched. I would recommend this as a christmas gift for anyone with an interest in the history of this period or to any young person coming to this story for the first time. In his acknowledgements the author James O Halloran cites a number of old veterans who lived near him as he grew up in County Kilkenny, most of whom who had to keep their involvement in the war quiet and within the family for the rest of their lives. An excellent book, very readable, well done to the author.


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