Dubliners are celebrating 50 years since the establishment of the Irish Republic on July 1st, 1916.
It was the beginning of a tumultuous 20th century, with warring sides in Europe and Ireland fighting to carve up the country.
The war that erupted between the two countries began on July 5, 1914, when Irish troops attacked the German-occupied Belgian town of Aachen.
The fighting was bloody and intense, and over a period of more than three months more than 200,000 soldiers died.
The events of 1916 helped spark the creation of the United Kingdom, the first of a series of independent states which were based in Ireland.
After the war, a number of Irishmen served in World War II, including Irish army veteran James Gavan Duffy, who died in an American prison in 1972.
James Gavan DÓBÓO (1909-2014)Born in the County Mayo town of Dún Laoghaire, James Gavain Duffy, nicknamed “Warrior of the Jungle” was born in 1883.
He enlisted in the Irish Volunteer Corps during the Second World War and went on to become a professional wrestler.
In 1944, the US and the Soviet Union launched Operation Barbarossa, a series from the start of the war aimed at the destruction of the Axis forces in Europe.
At the time, there were almost 4 million Irishmen serving in the British Army.
The Irish had fought in World Wars I and II, and by the time of the Second Battle of the Somme in June 1918, almost 6 million Irish had served in the US army.
As a result, the two armies fought each other for nearly a year, with the British losing their only major battle at Waterloo.
The American and German armies fought a series that was marked by huge losses.
The Americans, led by Gen. George S. Patton, eventually fell to the Allies at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France.
After their defeat, the Irish were left to fend for themselves, and their leaders decided to leave Ireland.DÓ BÓ O had an opportunity to return to the land he loved, but instead chose to become an Army of Ireland soldier.
He served with distinction in the Royal Irish Regiment (RII), and was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest civilian decoration for bravery.
Duffy said he felt “a great sense of pride” when he was given the award.
“It’s a very special thing for me,” he said.
“I don’t know why, but it’s something that’s quite special.”
Irish RepublicThe Republic of Ireland is the current state of the British-Irish Commonwealth.
The UK and Ireland have been in a constitutional treaty since 1921.
Both countries are independent nations, and are not bound by any treaty or treaty provisions.
The United Kingdom is the largest country in Europe, with more than 12 million people.
Ireland is a small country with about 4 million people and a population of about 7,000.
Ireland is part of the European Union and is also a member of the Schengen Area, which includes many European countries, including Germany, Austria, and France.