Len's Summary: Thousands of Irishmen volunteered for the BEF. Based on contemporary Irish press accounts. The citizens of the Irish republic have conflicted sentiments about their ancestors participation in The Great War: pride in their service mixed with patriotic remembrances of the 1916 Easter Uprising.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.