Guerrilla Warfare in the Irish War of Independence, 1919–1921
Tracing the development of the Irish Republican Army following Ireland’s Declaration of Independence, this book focuses on the recruitment, training, and arming of Ireland’s military volunteers and the Army’s subsequent guerrilla campaign against British rule. Beginning with a brief account of the failed Easter Rising, it continues through the resulting military and political reorganizations, the campaign’s various battles, and the eventual truce agreements and signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Other topics include the significance of Irish intelligence and British counter-intelligence efforts; urban warfare and the fight for Dublin; and the role of female soldiers, suffragists, and other women in waging the IRA’s campaign.
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Just looking on the Google books, there is at least one inaccuracy. MacEoin, despite the statements at his trial by those who surrendered at Clonfin was actually sentenced to death. There is evidence of his letters to Brigid Lyons and others where he had his 'final' messages smuggled out to his Brigade. His release came about because Michael Collins et al insisted that it became a condition of the truce with Britain.
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