The Squad: And the Intelligence Operations of Michael Collins

The Squad: And the Intelligence Operations of Michael Collins

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Author: T.Ryle Dwyer

Brand: Mercier Press

Number Of Pages: 272

Release Date: 01-07-2005

Details: Product Description In 1919, Michael Collins conceived of a scheme to knock out the eyes and ears of the British Administration at Dublin Castle by undermining and terrorising the police so that the British would react blindly and drive the Irish people into the arms of the Irish Republican Army. 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History interviewed those involved in this scheme in the early 1950s with the assurance that the material would not be published in their lifetimes. A few of the contributions were made available by the families of those involved, but the bulk of them have only recently been released. This 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. Synopsis In 1919, Michael Collins conceived of a scheme to knock out the eyes and ears of the British Administration at Dublin Castle by undermining and terrorising the police so that the British would react blindly and drive the Irish people into the arms of the Irish Republican Army. 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History interviewed those involved in this scheme in the early 1950s with the assurance that the material would not be published in their lifetimes. A few of the contributions were made available by the families of those involved, but the bulk of them have only recently been released. This 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. About the Author T. Ryle Dwyer was educated in Tralee CBS and at the University of North Texas, USA, where he received BA, MA and PhD degrees in history. He is a regular columnist with the Irish Examiner and has published eighteen books on different aspects of twentieth century Irish history, including a highly-acclaimed biography of Charles J. Haughey, Short Fellow.

EAN: 9781856354691

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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