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Ireland's War of Independence 1919-21


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Table of Contents

Introduction page 7
Administrators in Dublin Castle 12
Timeline of the War of Independence 15
Chapter One Proclaiming a Republic 24
Chapter Two Discontent and Rebellious Intentions 39
Chapter Three True Faith and Allegiance 65
Chapter Four Low-Down Lot of Scoundrels 86
Chapter Five Thrown Out in the Gutter 104
Chapter Six A More Defiant Attitude 124
Chapter Seven Trench Coat, Bandolier and Leggings 138
Chapter Eight They Who Can Suffer Most 151
Chapter Nine Kill Or Be Killed 172
Chapter Ten The Demesne Walls Were Tumbling 187
Chapter Eleven Broke in All Directions 215
Chapter Twelve Irish National Aspirations 234
Conclusion 251
Notes 255
Index 265

About the Author

Lorcan Collins is founder of the 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin and, with Conor Kostick, wrote The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916. He lectures on Easter 1916 in the United States, and is a regular contributor to radio, television and historical journals. Lorcan conceived the 16 Lives series and wrote the first book in the series, a biography of James Connolly. His other books include 1916: The Rising Handbook and Ireland's War of Independence 1919-21 - The IRA's Guerrilla Campaign. Lorcan is host of the Revolutionary Ireland podcast.


well researched

* RTE Guide *

tells it as it was

* Andersonstown News *

lots of interesting facts

* Ireland of the Welcomes *

If you're looking for a broad overview of how the War of Independence developed across the country between the years 1919 and 1921, there's plenty of reading ... offers an accessible laypersons guide ... a brilliant primer

* Clare FM *

an excellent and meticulously researched study of that turbulent time in our nation's history ... this hardback volume should not be missed by anyone with an interest in Irish history

* An Cosantoir Magazine *

takes the reader on a forensic but accessible journey through the course of the conflict. A timeline of significant events and evocative photographs from the period help build a vividly compelling account

* RTE.ie Culture *

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