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Review: The Soldier's Return by Alan Monaghan

The first World War was a complicated affair. Remember all those school textbooks reminding us about the complex web of treaties, and German armament, and the rivalries of the Great Powers?

Well, for Ireland, it was even more complicated than that. We had a set of sticky moral dilemmas all our own. Was it better to fight for Britain in order to speed up our independence from her, as John Redmond urged?

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