IRELAND’S WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1919-21

The IRA’s Guerrilla Campaign

By
Lorcan Collins
Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21

An accessible overview of Ireland's War of Independence, 1919-21. From the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921, the IRA carried out a huge range of attacks on all levels of British rule in Ireland.

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288 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847179500

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Category History

An accessible overview of Ireland's War of Independence, 1919-21. From the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921, the IRA carried out a huge range of attacks on all levels of British rule in Ireland. There are stories of humanity, such as the British soldiers who helped three IRA men escape from prison or the members of the British Army who mutinied in India after hearing about the reprisals being carried out by the Black and Tans in Ireland.

The hundreds of thousands of people who celebrated the Centenary of the 1916 Rising with pride and joy are the same people who will appreciate the story of the Irish Republicans who battled against all odds in the next phase of the fight for Ireland between 1919 and 1921.

Introduction page 7
Administrators in Dublin Castle 12
Timeline of the War of Independence 15
Chapter One Proclaiming a Republic 24
Chapter Two Discontent and Rebellious Intentions 39
Chapter Three True Faith and Allegiance 65
Chapter Four Low-Down Lot of Scoundrels 86
Chapter Five Thrown Out in the Gutter 104
Chapter Six A More Defiant Attitude 124
Chapter Seven Trench Coat, Bandolier and Leggings 138
Chapter Eight They Who Can Suffer Most 151
Chapter Nine Kill Or Be Killed 172
Chapter Ten The Demesne Walls Were Tumbling 187
Chapter Eleven Broke in All Directions 215
Chapter Twelve Irish National Aspirations 234
Conclusion 251
Notes 255
Index 265

Lorcan Collins co-author, with Conor Kostick, of The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916; founder of the 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin; lectures on Easter 1916 in the United States, and a regular contributor to radio, television and historical journals. 16 Lives is Lorcan’s concept and he is the author of the first book in the series, a biography of James Connolly.

well researched

RTE Guide

tells it as it was

Andersonstown News

lots of interesting facts

Ireland of the Welcomes

If you’re looking for a broad overview of how the War of Independence developed across the country between the years 1919 and 1921, there’s plenty of reading … offers an accessible laypersons guide … a brilliant primer

Clare FM

an excellent and meticulously researched study of that turbulent time in our nation’s history … this hardback volume should not be missed by anyone with an interest in Irish history

An Cosantoir Magazine

takes the reader on a forensic but accessible journey through the course of the conflict. A timeline of significant events and evocative photographs from the period help build a vividly compelling account

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