In 1917 more than 6,000 American sailors arrived in Ireland, the first United States troops deployed to front line service during the First World War. From a social perspective, all was not plain sailing. This podcast tells the story of the fiery clashes that took place between locals and the American Tars, and delves into the personal experiences of the many local Irish women who wed Yank sailors. It explores who these women were, and the hardships many of them faced before they could begin their new lives across the Atlantic.
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