The Irish War of Independence
McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002 - 274 pagine
The war was prosecuted ruthlessly by the Irish Republican Army which, paralleling the political efforts of Sinn Féin, hoped to break Britain's will to rule Ireland and create an independent Irish republic. The British retaliated by introducing two new irregular forces into Ireland, the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries. Fighting took place principally in counties Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Monaghan, Armagh, Clare, Kerry, and Longford. It was sporadic but vicious, with fewer than 2,000 IRA volunteers facing over 50,000 crown forces. The IRA depended upon energetic local leaders -- where there were none, there was little fighting.
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This is a very well written book, like Hopkinson's works before and since. While MacArdle's "The Irish Republic" remains the main piece of work for this area of Irish history this book is a useful ... Leggi recensione completa