In honor of the centennial of World War I, the National Library of Ireland has created this online exhibit dedicated to how the war impacted Irish citizens. This online exhibit, which accompanies a physical exhibit of the same name, is comprised of three slideshows of primary documents. The first of these three slideshows, The Road to War, highlights some of the historic events that contributed to the start of the war, mostly through newspaper clippings. Meanwhile, A Modern War highlights Irish recruitment posters alongside war photographs. Finally, the third slideshow, On Irish Shores, includes a number of photographs and illustrations that demonstrate how the war impacted Ireland. One such photograph documents a team of women who sold cakes, produce, and teas to support the war effort. Visitors can also view a collage that captures a number of victory celebrations in Dublin.
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