The Squad And The Intelligence Operations Of Michael Collins
This is the story of the plan devised by Michael Collins to knock out the eyes and ears of the British Administration at Dublin Castle and drive the Irish Public into the arms of the Irish Republican Army in 1919.
The plan was to undermine and terrorise the police so that the British would react blindly against the public. The Bureau of Military History interviewed those involved in this scheme in the early 1950s with the assurance that the material would not be published in their lifetimes. This is the first book to make use of those interviews.
It makes fascinating, almost unique reading, because they contain first-hand descriptions in which men speaking candidly of their involvement in killing selected people at close range. As a result it throws a considerable amount of new light on the activities of the Squad and the intelligence operations of Michael Collins.
|Publication date||27 Feb 2005|