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Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed for a planned 6 week period from the 23 December. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our museums when it is safe to do so and we would like to thank the public for their continued support and patience.
First World War image showing injured British soldiers lying on stretchers. The men in this image appear to be relatively minor in their injuries but clearly unable to walk. They are tended by medical personnel. In the photograph a bicycle can be seen, indicating the frequent use of cycling as a relatively swift means of transport behind the lines, for non-infantrymen, should terrain allow it. However the notion of a specific cycling unit in each infantry battalion, which was tried at the start of the war, was soon abandoned, and other duties were handed out to cyclists.
First World War recruitment poster; 'To Irishmen. To you fellow countrymen I appeal for help to raise a brigade to fight on the Western Front.'