[Postcard] Irish national volunteers :
across the gulf of time 1780-1914 /
Irish National Volunteers.
|Main Creator:||National Volunteers (Ireland)|
A 1915 World War I propagandist postcard - issued in an attempt to entice Irishmen to enlist for military service in the British army, this illustration reminds Irishmen of the British-Irish military connection. It shows a soldier from the Volunteers of Ireland regiment that fought during the American Revolutionary War [and which fought most notably at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina in August 1780] - the soldier is depicted shaking hands with a modern Irish counterpart - a soldier in a contemporaneous British army uniform. This postcard was sent to a 'Miss Doyle, 5 Clifton Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin' - it is dated in ink by the sender and postmarked by the post-office as having been written and sent on 20 January 1915. The correspondant apologies for his delay in replying to her, saying there is 'nothing particular about the place [happening]'.
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Dublin : Valentine , 20 January 1915.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 postcard : col. ill. ; 14 x 9 cm.
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