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The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork 1920-1921

The Year of Disappearances: Political Killings in Cork 1920-1921

Gerard Murphy

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The Year of Disappearances uncovers a web of suspicion and paranoia that led to scores of men and boys, mostly Protestants, being abducted from their homes before being executed as ‘enemies of the Republic’ and their bodies buried.

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While some of this took place during the War of Independence, most of it happened the following year, during the so-called 'Cork Republic'. While this was the work of a small close-knit group of gunmen operating in a predominantly Protestant area of the city, it did have the sanction of the local command who went to significant lengths to cover it up afterwards.

The net result was to change the demographic of the area forever, with hundreds of families fleeing and up to fifty individuals buried in unmarked graves in surrounding areas. Using a wide range of previously untapped sources, Murphy shines new light on one of the more unpalatable episodes of 20th century Irish history.

The Year of Disappearances is a groundbreaking book that deepens our knowledge and understanding of the War of Independence. It subverts many myths and examines realities long hidden.

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Author Gerard Murphy
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 30 Sep 2011
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717151011

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