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By Kieron Punch
John Redmond addressing a recruiting meeting in Wexford. Above his head was a banner reading "Ireland a Nation."
The British army's 16th "Irish" Division was raised September 11, 1914, part of the second wave of Field Marshal Kitchener's volunteer "New Army" divisions designed to augment Britain's six professional divisions. Kaiser Wilhelm II had described them as a "Contem…
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