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Blood on The Streets



written by Paul O'Brien.


Blood on the Streets explores the people, the places and the context of the real events of the battle for Mount Street Bridge. Based around the bridge over the canal at Mount Street, three well-positioned groups of Volunteers led by Lieutenant Michael Malone held out against a far greater number of British soldiers arriving from Kingstown. 
In scenes that were reminiscent of the terrible warfare of the Western Front in World War I, British soldiers advanced under heavy fire against rebel positions.This book contextualises the battle and the events surrounding the Rising itself and features the only account written by a British army officer of the executions at Kilmainham jail in the aftermath of the Rising. 
It also features a fascinating analysis of the tactics and strategy not just of the battle but of the whole Rising.

Paul O'Brien grew up in Dublin city where he attended Drimnagh Castle School. When he left school, he completed an apprenticeship as a Precision Toolmaker and he pursued this trade for fifteen years. In 2000 he returned to college to complete a Diploma, Degree and Masters in history. He has developed an avid interest in military history ever since he began collecting toy soldiers as a boy. He currently works for the Office of Public Works.

The above was taken from Mercier Press publications.

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  • Model: BI-800-108
  • Shipping Weight: 150gms
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  • Manufactured by: Mercier Press

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 January, 2014.