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Friday, 1 July 2016

TCD launches 'Irish soldiers voices from the Great War'

A new website – Fit as fiddles and as hard as nails - Irish soldiers’ voices from the Great War – has been launched by the Library of Trinity College Dublin to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Free to access, the new site presents diaries, letters and memoirs from Irish officers who served on both Western and Eastern Fronts during WW1. Three of them were Trinity graduates; two never came home and two received the Military Cross.

A total of 1,600 pages have been digitised as part of the project. See the short (2.5minutes) video below for more information.