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May 2nd 1916

Word has come from Dublin that the Norway family are safe. A lengthy letter written by Mrs Norway, chronicling the events she has witnessed, has been received by her sister Grace. 660 more words

Irish revolt almost over

Florence Vansittart Neale was relieved that the Easter Rising had been quashed.

2 May 1916

Revolt virtually over. 459 prisoners taken to England for court martial…. 29 more words

Life On The Home Front

May 1st 1916

Although today’s papers have more detailed news of recent events in Dublin and indicate an improvement in the situation, we are none the wiser as to the fate of the Norway family.  236 more words

1/5/1916 Dublin counts the cost of the Easter Rising

The Easter Rising has shocked Dublin, with the city and its people scarred by the fighting. The area around Sackville Street in ruins. Compared to the fighting on the Western Front the loss in life has been relatively slight, with less than 500 people dying in the week of fighting. 427 more words

First World War

When will it end?

Florence Vansittart Neale was in despair.

1 May 1916

When will it end!!!

Rebellion in Ireland appears getting under. Many prisoners. Some leaders killed. Many Sherwood Foresters killed & injured. 23 more words

Life On The Home Front

Fallen – Book Review

Dublin, August 1914: Katie Crilly comes home to find a strange man on the landing of her home. Her twin brother Liam, in ill-fitting khaki and a “daft looking cap” stands there, declaring without words that he has joined the British army to fight in a war no one fully understands. 564 more words