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Tartan gangs and paramilitaries : the loyalist backlash

Author: Gareth Mulvenna
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the violent maelstrom of early 1970s Belfast, many young members of the loyalist youth gangs known as 'Tartans' joined the fledgling paramilitary groups. This is an in-depth account of that dramatic convergence.
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Mulvenna
ISBN: 9781786944061 1786944065 9781781383261 178138326X
OCLC Number: 992535309
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: IllustrationsAcknowledgementsPrologueIntroduction1. Drills, Fights and Defence2. `Civil rights, unrest, death' (1960s)3. Football, Flags and Fighting (1970-71)4. Protestants at War? (1971-72)5. Convergence (1972)6. From Boys Brigade Belts and Bibles to Bombs and Bullets (1972-75)ConclusionBibliographyIndex
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...fascinating exploration of early 1970's Loyalism. -- Ed Moloney * The Broken Elbow * This is an important and valuable book. The story it tells is an important one and the concluding paragraph is Read more...

 
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