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Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland

Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland

Anne Cadwallader

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Collusion does not solve conflict, it fuels it’. Anne Cadwallader, drawing on extensive research, tells the story of a loyalist gang that, between 1972 and 1978 murdered over 120 people with the help of members of the RUC and Ulster Defence Regiment.

From July 1872 to the end of 1978 a loyalist gang rampaged through Counties Tyrone and Armagh and across the border into the Republic of Ireland, killing farmers, shopkeepers, publicans and other civilians. Over 120 people were killed and families lost relatives with children being orphaned. This book tells the story of these events. For years there were claims that loyalists were helped and guided by members of the RUC and Ulster Defence Regiment. But, until now, there was no proof.

Drawing on 15 years of research, and using forensic and ballistic information never before published, this book includes official documents showing that the highest in the land knew of the collusion and names those whose fingers were on the trigger and who detonated the bombs. It draws on previously unpublished reports written by the PSNI's own Historical Enquiries Team. It also includes heartbreaking interviews with the bereaved families whose lives were shattered by this cold and calculated campaign.

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Author Anne Cadwallader
Publisher Mercier Press
Publication date 1 Jan 2013
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781781171882

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