The 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Tragedy of Mouse Trap Farm, April & May 1915

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The 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Tragedy of Mouse Trap Farm, April & May 1915
By Tom Burke

Published by the Royal Dublin Fusliers Association in Dublin in 2006, 46 pages. A5 size booklet (N7295)

This booklet provides a fascinating short account of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusliers during a 4 week period in 1915, when the men of the battalion were involved in bloody fighting along the Western Front...

It began when the 2nd Battalion was rushed forward from its position on the 23rd of April 1915 to stem a German breakthrough. This breakthrough was the result of the first gas attack of the war, and in order to prevent further German advances the Dublins went into the line at Mousetrap Farm.

Between the 25th of April and the 25th of May the battalion was subjected to a major gas attack, and over the period 127 men were killed and 1,094 were missing. The reality behind these figures is conveyed in the booklet through a number of personal stories....

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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