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Ground Truths

Ground Truths


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This exciting collection of military history documents, written by the British Army’s Irish Command in 1922, details their experiences during the War of Independence. Originally it was drafted as a defence to the British Government for losing the war in Ireland. A unique and original insight into the British side of the War of Independence.
In 1922, just after the end of the Irish War for Independence, the British Army's 'Irish Command' drafted an official four-volume historical record of their experiences and understanding of the war in Ireland entitled 'The Record of the Rebellion in Ireland, 1919-1921 and the part played by the Army in Dealing with It'. This annotated collection is based on the first of those four volumes and is edited to include material that was missed, incorrect or deliberately changed by the authors before the final drafts. Largely a defence of the perception that the British army 'lost' the war in Ireland, this collection of original documents features aspects of everyday warfare such as military intelligence worries and rebel press propaganda, as well as the more intense key moments of the War of Independence, such as the arrest and death of Terence McSwiney, the murder of Thomas MacCurtain, the hunger-strikes of 1920, the murders of British Army officers that subsequently led to the Croke Park massacre on 21st November 1920, and the arrests of Arthur Griffith and Eamon De Valera. Essentially this is the testimony of the British Army Officers who led the fight against the Irish republicans. The text is an exciting and original insight into the experiences and operations of the rarely studied British side in the War of Independence.

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Author W.H.Kautt
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Publication date 1 Jan 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780716532200

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