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Book Title: Guerilla Days in Ireland: A Personal Account of the Anglo-Irish War|
The author of the book: Tom Barry
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Edition: Roberts Rinehart Publishers
Date of issue: November 28th 1995
ISBN 13: 9781570980473
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 13.91 MB
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Someone got me this book for my last birthday; I first read this book twenty years ago when divisions in Ireland were still raw due to the violence in the north.
This is a very personal account of Tom Barry's role fighting the British army in the Irish rebellion. A leader of one of the 'flying columns', he recounts the guerilla campaign in the Cork and Kerry countryside, that eventually led to the withdrawal of British forces from the South of the country, and the creation of the Irish Free State, later the Irish Republic. It's a fascinating David v Goliath story, of how a small band of untrained and poorly equipped Irish volunteers, took on 'the might of the British Army.' In military terms, what Barry and his comrades achieved was a remarkable example of guerilla warfare at his most effective.
The book itself is well written and easy to read, but the only real reason to read it is if you have an interest in Irish nationalism. If you are looking for a St Patrick's day book present for someone who is interested in 20th century Irish history, then this could be a good choice.
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