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The civil war in Kerry / Tom Doyle.

By: Doyle, Tom.
Publisher: Cork : Mercier Press, 2008Description: 352 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781856355902 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Collins, Michael, 1890-1922 | Kerry (Ireland) -- History, Military -- 20th century | Ireland -- History -- Campaigns. -- Civil War, 1922-1923 | Civil War -- History -- 1922-23 -- Ireland | Local history. -- IrelandDDC classification: 941.96
Contents:
Ireland 1912-1918: a revolution? -- The war of independence, 1919-1921 -- From the truce to the treaty -- A house divided -- Things fall apart -- From the ballot to the bullet -- The free state archipelago -- What we have, we hold -- A light at the end of the tunnel? -- The bitter end -- Reconstruction
Summary: Kerry was the scene of some of the bloodiest and most protracted fighting during the civil war. When Free State troops landed dramatically by sea, taking the anti-treaty forces by surprise, the initial fighting was intense. Soon resistance by large groups became rare and the sides settled into a prolonged period of guerrilla conflict. The Civil War in Kerry builds an insightful picture of the conflict and its principle participants. Looking at both sides and their motivations, their challenges and also their similarities, it draws a complete picture of the county during this troubled period. By following events to the general election in 1923 when a degree of normality returned, it also shines a light on how the non-combatants of Kerry judged the conflict and how the war shaped the future of politics in the county for decades to come. -- Publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Nov - Dec 2019 | New acquisitions 2019 | Acquisitions 2019-2020
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ireland 1912-1918: a revolution? -- The war of independence, 1919-1921 -- From the truce to the treaty -- A house divided -- Things fall apart -- From the ballot to the bullet -- The free state archipelago -- What we have, we hold -- A light at the end of the tunnel? -- The bitter end -- Reconstruction

Kerry was the scene of some of the bloodiest and most protracted fighting during the civil war. When Free State troops landed dramatically by sea, taking the anti-treaty forces by surprise, the initial fighting was intense. Soon resistance by large groups became rare and the sides settled into a prolonged period of guerrilla conflict.

The Civil War in Kerry builds an insightful picture of the conflict and its principle participants. Looking at both sides and their motivations, their challenges and also their similarities, it draws a complete picture of the county during this troubled period.

By following events to the general election in 1923 when a degree of normality returned, it also shines a light on how the non-combatants of Kerry judged the conflict and how the war shaped the future of politics in the county for decades to come. -- Publisher.

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