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Gerry Conneely relives the Battle Of Loos

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ON SEPTEMBER 25 1915, 75,000 British soldiers rose from their trenches to attack German lines on Loos-en-Gohelle. By the end of the day, some 10,240 would be dead, with the six British divisions in action suffering more casualties per unit than on the first day of the Somme.

Robert Gregory’s ‘happiest days of his life’

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Week IV

'I write in books as much as in individual poems'

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GALWAY POET Mary O'Malley recently published her latest volume of poems, Playing the Octopus, her fourth collection with Carcanet Press and her eighth in all since her 1990 debut, A Consideration of Silk.

Book review: Poems of experience and war

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IT IS fashionable for reviewers, of the perpetually disappointed variety, to lodge Basil Fawlty style complaints against a poet’s first published collection.

Theatre review: The Great Push

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THE BATTLE of Loos, which raged from late September to mid-October 1915, was one of the bloodiest clashes of the First World War. The British Army lost some 60,000 men in the engagement, with little to show for it when the guns fell silent.

 

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