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Havoc : the auxiliaries in Ireland's war of independence

Author: Paul O'Brien
Publisher: Cork : The Collins Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In July 1920, a paramilitary corps of former soldiers was deployed in Ireland. Paul O'Brien reconstructs the actions of the Auxiliaries, providing a balanced examination of their origins and operations. By capturing key insights from their manoeuvres, he gives a controversial account of a side of the War of Independence rarely studied.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Brien, Paul, 1970-
Havoc.
Cork : The Collins Press, 2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul O'Brien
ISBN: 9781788410090 1788410092 9781788410106 1788410106
OCLC Number: 1039522780
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Abbreviations; Glossary; Preface; Introduction; 1. A Policeman's Lot: Law Enforcement in Ireland; 2. A Situation Report from Ireland; 3. The Aftermath of War: The Return Home; 4. The Dogs of War: Recruiting a New Force; 5. Strike Back: On the Offensive; 6. Chasing Shadows: Commencing Counter-insurgency Operations; 7. Extreme Prejudice: The Kilmichael Ambush, 28 November 1920; 8. Shadow Warriors: The Intelligence War; 9. Masters of Chaos: Errors & Retribution; 10. Requital: Dillon's Cross & The Burning of Cork, December 1920. 11. The Force of the Crown: Waging War in Ireland 1919-192112. Internal Affairs: Discipline in the Ranks; 13. A Chance in Hell: The Arrest of Ernie O'Malley, December 1920; 14. A Toss of the Coin: Counter-insurgency Warfare; 15. Making the Rounds: Patrols & Raids; 16. Harbingers of Death: The Coolavokig Ambush, 18 January 1921; 17. Fighting for Your Life: The Clonfin Ambush, 2 February 1921; 18. Close-quarter Battle: Urban Combat; 19. Gunned Down: Killings on the Streets; 20. Operation Quayside: Attack on 'Q' Company's HQ, April 1921; 21. Kill Zone: The Rathcoole Ambush, 16 June 1921. 22. Hit: Engagement at Ardfert Station23. Black Ops; 24. Reign of Fire: Final Operations in Ireland; 25. The Final Reckoning: Palestine 1922; 26. A Very Special Force; 27. Yesterday's Enemies; Conclusion; Appendix: Locations of ADRIC Companies for the dates of actions described in this book; Endnotes; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; About the author; Imprint Page; If you have enjoyed this book, you might also enjoy the following eBooks.
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In July 1920, a paramilitary corps of former soldiers was deployed in Ireland. Paul O'Brien reconstructs the actions of the Auxiliaries, providing a balanced examination of their origins and operations. By capturing key insights from their manoeuvres, he gives a controversial account of a side of the War of Independence rarely studied.

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