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Fighting for Dublin



written by William Sheehan.

For the first time sections of the official British history of the Irish War of Independence on the streets of Dublin are available. These detail the British Army's perceptions of the campaign, and how tactics were refined and adapted throughout the conflict. Biographies of the main British officers responsible for fighting the campaign are provided and new information about the British officers killed on Bloody Sunday in 1920 undermines traditional beliefs about them. Also included are sections of detailed orders distributed to British officers and guidelines for conducting military operations. Of interest is the technology used: wireless radio for communication, armoured cars to save on manpower, and a listening set located in the cellars of Dublin Castle to detect IRA mining. The records also show evidence of strong criticism of politicians. Familiar names and events described include the arrest of Kevin Barry, the wounding of Dan Breen, the burning of the Custom House, the searching of the offices of Michael Collins and Austin Stack, the arrest of De Valera and Erskine Childers, and Croke Park on Bloody Sunday.

Above published in Sinn Fein Bookshop.

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  • Model: BI-800-130
  • Shipping Weight: 175gms
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Collins Press

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 06 January, 2014.