Mayor of Guillemont Didier Samain in front of the granite cross memorial to the 16th (Irish) Division in the village.

There have been many Irish visitors to the little French village of Guillemont over the years but none gave its long-time mayor Didier Samain more sat(...)

Wounded Allied soldiers lie on stretchers near the village of Ginchy, waiting for evacuation by horse-drawn ambulance. Photograph: Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images

Not since the great Home Rule rally of March 1912 had the streets of Dublin seen anything like it. The crowd assembled in College Green spread like t(...)