Casualties of the Great War Final images of loved ones lost

first_imgEXACT FIGURES ARE still disputed but the Great War got its name as the fight in Europe became “unusually and comparatively large”, to use a dictionary reference of ‘great’.About 9 million men died, up to 70,000 of them Irish.This week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the bloodshed, which dragged on for more than four years and involved countries across the globe.These images, collected by Press Association Images to mark the centenary, highlight the terrible – and ultimate – cost of the war.last_img

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