Ireland 1845–52

Asenath Nicholson: “One hundred and fifty-one soldiers were marching with bayonets, from early dawn till evening to guard meal. They made a warlike bloody-looking array when contrasted with the haggard, squalid skeletons that were grouped in starving multitudes about them, who, if the whole ten thousand starving ones in the barony had been disposed to rise en masse, scarcely had strength to have broken open a door of the shop, or to have knocked down a soldier; but here they were, glistening in bright armour, and the people dying with hunger about them.” Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 100 images, 400 eye witness quotes:

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