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WORLD WAR I: Chapter 7 - Armistice - The Khaki Election

  • Peace Prospects
    The Treaty of Versailles had yet to be signed, sealed and delivered but the last act of war was committed and, essentially, peace had finally been restored...
  • Elections
    1919 was the year that Sinn Fein would sweep the boards in the Parliamentary Elections and finally take from Redmond’s Irish Parliamentary Party the much coveted majority vote in Ireland...
  • Returning Soldiers
    Despite hostility to what many saw as a victory for Ireland as well as Britain, every effort was made to try and reintegrate returning soldiers into society...
  • Aid For Soldiers
    The Irish Land (Provision for Soldiers and Sailors) Bill was formulated to enable soldiers and sailors to obtain small holdings...
  • Demobilisation
    Men returning from fighting abroad had to be catered for when, for four years, society had tried their best to do without them...
  • Censorship
    An indication of the uncertainty people felt about the war is clear in the decision to continue censorship...