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Gaelic League poster promoting the idea of a proud independent Eire, Frances Georgiana Chenevix Trench, 1913. Image in public domain.

Gaelic League poster promoting the idea of a proud independent Eire, Frances Georgiana Chenevix Trench, 1913. Image in public domain.

  • The Easter Rising in Dublin comes to an end with the surrender of the ringleaders following relentless British artillery bombardments. 450 people – many of them civilians – die during the rebellion, with over 2,500 wounded. 3,500 people are arrested, 171 of whom are court martialled. Fifteen rebel leaders are executed in the following days, much to the country‚Äôs outrage. Nationalism sweeps over the land in the coming years, fuelling the War of Independence and the Civil War and the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. The Easter Rising – Ireland in World War 1
  • Casualties in the Battle of Verdun now number 133,000 French and 120,000 Germans