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102 years ago, the Anzacs were caught up in an uprising far from home

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During the First World War, a little-known uprising occurred in Britain and Australian soldiers were stuck in the conflict.

Precisely a year after the Battle of Gallipoli, Anzac soldiers in Ireland were caught up in an Irish rebellion against the British.

Around 1,500 rebels acted, with the Anzacs hastily drafted to support the British soldiers in quashing the uprising.

The Anzac’s loyalty to the British Empire saw them rise to their duty, with those responsible for the uprising eventually either imprisoned or executed.

History professor at Dublin’s Trinity College, Professor Eunan O’Halpin, tells Chris Smith about the battle and the efforts of the Anzac soldiers.

“They were in sniping positions, they were at the top of relatively tall buildings.”

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