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1914-1918 First World War

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1914-1918 First World War

The First World War

This section deals with recruitment to the forces, including not just infantry, but sailors, airmen and medical and nursing practitioners. It focuses on British/Irish wartime propaganda and reportage and on anti-conscription sentiments and the huge impact of the war on the home front, economically, culturally and socially. It deals with the material legacy of that war in terms of weapons, uniforms, souvenirs, written documents and medals.

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Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing a nurse reading to a child, possibly in the grounds of a hospital. Belonged to Nurse Brolly, a First World War nurse....

Sisters Winnett, Thompson & Brolly

Sisters Winnett, Thompson & Brolly

Photograph showing three nurses, Sisters Winnett, Thompson & Brolly, tending to a patient in a hospital bed. The nurses are seen wearing their Alexand...

BOOK; Permit book (pass), [Royal Irish Constabulary]

BOOK; Permit book (pass), [Royal Irish Constabulary]

event : World War I;condition : fair. issuing authority : [Royal Irish Constabulary]. description : red cover ; numbered 217921 ; issued to John Holne...

The Munitions Miracle

The Munitions Miracle

National War Aims Committee pamphlet, No. 1 in the British Effort Series. Features a speech by Churchill to the House of Commons....

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing a group of six nurses, posing for photograph in a garden. Some of the nurses can be seen wearing their Queen Alexandra Imperial Mil...

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing a group of nurses with a soldier. Belonged to Sister B. C. Brolly, a First World War nurse....

1914-1918

1914-1918

British War medal awarded to Sister Brolly, a nurse during the First World War. This medal was awarded to those who entered a theatre of war or entere...

Medal

Medal

First World War stripes belonging to Sister Brolly, a nurse during the First World War....

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing a nurse wearing her Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing medal. Photograph appears to have been cut, just left of the nurse yo...

For Kultur

For Kultur

"Iron Cross" a satire on the German decoration bearing in raised letters 'For Kultur.'...

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing Sister Brolly sitting with a book on a path. A signpost behind her indicates where the Out of Bounds area is. Photograph marked 'br...

Identity disk, North Irish Horse

Identity disk, North Irish Horse

event : World War I;condition : good. type : military. issuing authority : North Irish Horse. obverse : around "TIMBEY H 388313 PTE" ; across "C OF E ...

Louvain

Louvain

"Iron Cross" inscribed LOUVAIN a satire on German methods in Belgium 1914....

Uniform, German Medic

Uniform, German Medic

German Medic Uniform. Consisting of tunic, helmet, wire cutters, small shovel, personal record book, first aid armband and ammo pouch....

Uniform: Helmet

Uniform: Helmet

German Medic uniform issued during the First World War. Steel M16 helmet issued to German soldiers post 1915-16, to replace the leather pickelhaube, w...

BOOK; Rule and membership book, Empire Movement

BOOK; Rule and membership book, Empire Movement

condition : good. issuing authority : Empire Movement. description : blue cover ; 7 pages ; ms owner's name and address ; pages with annual contributi...

Hyde Park Demonstration 1914

Hyde Park Demonstration 1914

Hyde Park Demonstration 1914 pin badge. COMMITTEE - Pass Anywhere....

On War Service

On War Service

On War Service badge with half moon fastening. A crowned oval inscribed "ON WAR SERVICE 1915", inside the oval a shield bearing the arms of the Board ...

'Colonel Lynch's Irish Brigade. It has started. Men of Ireland. Give a hand in the fight for freedom's cause. Join Lynch's Brigade'

'Colonel Lynch's Irish Brigade. It has started. Men of Ireland. Give a hand in the fight for freedom's cause. Join Lynch's Brigade'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Colonel Lynch's Irish Brigade. It has started. Men of Ireland. Give a hand in the fight for freedom's cause. Join...

'An appeal to Irish parents'

'An appeal to Irish parents'

First World War recruitment poster; 'An appeal to Irish parents.' This poster tells parents that if their sons join the RAF then they will be learning...

'The Royal Navy wants stokers, seamen, artificers, shipwrights and boys (15 1/4 years upwards)'

'The Royal Navy wants stokers, seamen, artificers, shipwrights and boys (15 1/4 years upwards)'

First World War recruitment poster; 'The Royal Navy wants stokers, seamen, artificers, shipwrights and boys (15 1/4 years upwards). the Trawler Sectio...

'Study the Future. A profitable engineering career after the war awaits all those joining the Royal Air Force'

'Study the Future. A profitable engineering career after the war awaits all those joining the Royal Air Force'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Study the Future. A profitable engineering career after the war awaits all those joining the Royal Air Force.'...

'Bishop of Cloyne and the War'

'Bishop of Cloyne and the War'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Bishop of Cloyne and the War.' Recruitment poster featuring a quotation form the Bishop of Cloyne – speaking of t...

Why Mr. William Redmond, MP joined the army

Why Mr. William Redmond, MP joined the army

First World War recruitment poster; 'Why Mr. Wm. Redmond, M.P. joined the army. The late Major Redmond, M.P. for East Clare Writing to Mr. Linnane, J....

'Notice to Fishermen. Men are wanted as deck hands for the Trawler Section'

'Notice to Fishermen. Men are wanted as deck hands for the Trawler Section'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Notice to Fishermen. Men are wanted as deck hands for the Trawler Section. Hostilities only. Age 18 to 50. Pay 25...

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