Ireland and the Complexities of Remembering WWI - Mandy Link

Webinar recorded on Nov. 12, 2020.

One third of service-age Irishmen voluntarily served in the Great War within the British Army. Of those that returned home, many were met with hostilities by nationalist forces that wanted to liberate Ireland from British imperial control. WWI was increasingly associated with the British Empire and to many, wartime service was viewed as traitorous to the Irish cause. Join Dr. Mandy Link, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Tyler, for a conversation that explores how visual displays of remembrance became dangerous gestures in post-war Ireland that often led to violence against veterans. Discover how Irish WWI veterans, negotiated memorializing the fallen and avoiding the violent dissension around them.