Ireland and the ‘Greater War’ in Europe – compare and contrast

Ireland and the ‘Greater War’ in Europe—compare and contrast

Polish volunteers during the Polish-Russian War, 1920

While there were optimistic hopes that the First World War or ‘Great War’ would be ‘the war to end
all wars’, post-1918 Europe, including Ireland, instead experienced a ‘Greater War’—a series of civil,
border and ethnic conflicts—that lasted at least until 1923.

How did Ireland fit into that paradigm?

Was it typical or atypical of the period?

Join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Niamh Gallagher, Robert Gerwarth, John Horne, and Bill Kissane.

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Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.

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