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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...

'Royal Marine Engineers. Openings for Irishmen'

'Royal Marine Engineers. Openings for Irishmen'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Royal Marine Engineers. Openings for Irishmen. Men are urgently required for the above as motor-drivers, blacksmi...

'An Irish Rebel's Opinion'

'An Irish Rebel's Opinion'

World War I recruitment poster; 'An Irish Rebel's Opinion'Poster that cites the views of the Fenian John Mitchel, in 1870, at the time of the Franco-P...

'Mr. John Dillon, MP on recruiting in Ireland'

'Mr. John Dillon, MP on recruiting in Ireland'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Mr. John Dillon, M.P. on recruiting in Ireland.' A poster featuring John Dillon the IPP MP who extols the ‘patrio...

'Colonel Lynch's Irish Brigade. Irishmen join the Brigade.'

'Colonel Lynch's Irish Brigade. Irishmen join the Brigade.'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Colonel Lynch's Irish Brigade. Irishmen join the Brigade. And help to win for Ireland her place in the sun.'...

‘A golden opportunity is offered to young Irishmen. Royal Air Force. Don't Delay’

‘A golden opportunity is offered to young Irishmen. Royal Air Force. Don't Delay’

First World War recruitment poster ‘A golden opportunity is offered to young Irishmen. Royal Air Force. Don't Delay’ including ‘high rates of pay, goo...

'Germany's "sympathy" for Ireland as shown to Cork fishermen'

'Germany's "sympathy" for Ireland as shown to Cork fishermen'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Germany's "sympathy" for Ireland as shown to Cork fishermen.' This poster tells the story of the fishing vessel '...

'Ireland and Australia'

'Ireland and Australia'

First World War recruitment poster; 'Australia and Ireland. The Irish-Australian dead call aloud to their countrymen that such an appeal as you are no...

The Navy Wants Men. Royal Navy. Wanted!

The Navy Wants Men. Royal Navy. Wanted!

First World War recruitment poster; 'The Navy Wants Men. Royal Navy. Wanted! Seamen, stokers, boys, artificers, cooks. Apply nearest office of Irish R...

We risk our lives...

We risk our lives...

First World War; Food Committee poster 41; 'We risk our lives to bring you food. It's up to you not to waste it. "A message from our seamen." A sailo...

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph showing two nurses tending to two soldiers in hospital beds. Belonged to Sister B. C. Brolly, a First World War nurse....

Ration book, [Ministry of Food]

Ration book, [Ministry of Food]

event : World War I;condition : good ; staple rusted through and pages loose. issuing authority : [Ministry of Food]. description : numbered 01482 D/2...

Business Card

Business Card

Business card marked, O.A.S., France. Belonging to Sister B. C. Brolly, a First World War nurse....

Photograph (postcard)

Photograph (postcard)

event : World War I;condition : fair ; creased. description : sepia toned photograph on postcard back ; shows young man in military uniform without ba...

Sisters Winnett, Thompson & Brolly

Sisters Winnett, Thompson & Brolly

Photograph showing a group of five nurses, possibly in the grounds of a hospital enjoying a tea party on the grass. Some of the nurses are seen wearin...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War image showing night fighting, explosion and tracks of bullets. There is shrapnel exploding over a wide area, which has created danger ...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War image of British soldiers in trenches wearing gas-masks. Gasmasks evolved as the war went on, incorporating - as seen here – eye-goggl...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Woman sitting at wreckage of her home. During the First World War many French and Flemish towns at or near the front-line were badly affected by shell...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War photograph of battlefield and damaged trenches. The wickerwork seen here usually indicated trenches designed by the French....

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War image of British soldiers making tea in ruin of bombed house....

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War image of nurses in war hospital supply depot. There were over 2,000 of these, often relying on voluntary labour. The women made bandag...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War image showing British soldiers advancing across battlefield. It is unclear what mission has taken these men on a journey across open g...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War image of desolate woods and battlefield....

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

First World War image of British soldiers marching with pack horses. They are carrying spades and stakes and may well be either a ‘pioneer’ or labour ...

Charge of the Ulster Division

Charge of the Ulster Division

Graphic postcard, illustrated by William Conor, depicting the 'Charge of the Ulster Division' at Thiepval 1st July 1916. With quotation from The Times...

Photographic print

Photographic print

View of Helen's Tower with flag flying....

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