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Irish Women and the Great War / Fionnuala Walsh.

By: Walsh, Fionnuala, 1988-.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022Description: xi, 254 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781108811736 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Ireland | World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Ireland | Women -- Ireland -- Social conditions -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Ireland | Ireland -- History -- 1910-1921DDC classification: 940.3415082 Summary: This is the first book-length study of the impact of the Great War on women's everyday lives in Ireland, focussing on the years of the war and its immediate aftermath. Fionnuala Walsh demonstrates how Irish women threw themselves into the war effort, mobilising in various different forms, such as nursing wounded soldiers, preparing hospital supplies and parcels of comforts, undertaking auxiliary military roles in port areas or behind the lines, and producing weapons of war. However, the war's impact was also felt beyond direct mobilisation, affecting women's household management, family relations, standard of living, and work conditions and opportunities. drawing on extensive research in archives in Ireland and Britain, Walsh brings women's wartime experience out of the historical shadow and examines welfare and domestic life, bereavement, social morality, employment, war service, politicisation and demobilisation to challenge ideas of emancipation and reflect upon the significant impact of the Great War on Irish society. - Book flyleaf.
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Originally published: 2020.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

This is the first book-length study of the impact of the Great War on women's everyday lives in Ireland, focussing on the years of the war and its immediate aftermath. Fionnuala Walsh demonstrates how Irish women threw themselves into the war effort, mobilising in various different forms, such as nursing wounded soldiers, preparing hospital supplies and parcels of comforts, undertaking auxiliary military roles in port areas or behind the lines, and producing weapons of war. However, the war's impact was also felt beyond direct mobilisation, affecting women's household management, family relations, standard of living, and work conditions and opportunities. drawing on extensive research in archives in Ireland and Britain, Walsh brings women's wartime experience out of the historical shadow and examines welfare and domestic life, bereavement, social morality, employment, war service, politicisation and demobilisation to challenge ideas of emancipation and reflect upon the significant impact of the Great War on Irish society. - Book flyleaf.

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