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Raids and Rallies.


by Earnie O'Malley ISBN: 9781856357159

During the Irish Civil War, when Ernie O'Malley lay under sentence of death in Mountjoy prison hospital, some notes of heroes were smuggled out. "Most of all," he wrote, "I would have liked to talk about the rank and file where I found Solace." Raides and Rallies, an account of various Republican offenses against the British in 1922 to 1921 during the war of independence, is his tribute to that rank and file. He took part in three of the actions recounted here and had first-hand knowledge of the others. "It was a people's war, that is why we fought so well from November 1920..."


"What helps us make these memoirs notable is that O'Malley writes more than a documentary in his constant awareness of nature in the background." Sunday press


"Entrancing reading... For those who seek an insight into the mentality of the man who took on the might of the British Empire." Sunday and dependent

"Where O'Malley differs from virtually all others who have published the recollections of those years is that he was a writer and an intellectual was constantly weighing and analyzing all that was happening." The Irish post

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  • Model: BI-800-13
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 October, 2013.