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020 _a9781848893313
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040 _aStDuBDS
042 _aukscp
082 0 4 _a941.50821
100 1 _aPrice, Dominic
245 1 0 _aWe bled together :
_bMichael Collins, the squad and the Dublin Brigade /
_cDominic Price.
264 1 _aCork, Ireland :
_bThe Collins Press,
300 _axi, 372 pages :
_bill., maps ;
_c25 cm.
500 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
501 _aSigned by the author.
505 0 _a1. 'A few hundred rounds under God's blue sky': the lessons of 1916 -- 2. 'Dublin: the heart of the whole conspiracy': Irish and British forces - the order of battle 1919 -- 3. Collinstown, assassinations and Ashtown: IRA operations in Dublin, 1919 -- 4. 'Indomitable spirit': the war escalates - January to October 1920 -- 5. Bloody Sunday: the conflict defined - June to November 1920 -- 6. 'Knee-deep in gelignite': December to July 1921 -- 7. 'Dark deeds to be done': the Civil War 1922-1923 -- 8. On the One Road: Living with the 'peace' -- Appendices
520 _aMichael Collins' development of a formidable intelligence network transformed, for the first time in history, the military fortunes of the Irish against the British. The Dublin Brigade of the IRA was pivotal to this defining strategy. In 1919, Collins formed members of the brigade into two Special Duties Units. They eventually joined to form his 'Squad' of assassins tasked with immobilising British intelligence. Eyewitness testimonies and war diaries lend immediacy and insight to this thrilling account of the daring espionage and killings carried out by both sides on Dublin's streets. Dominic Price reveals how the IRA developed Improvised Explosive Devices, and experimented with chemical weapons in the form of poison gas and infecting water supplies.When the Civil War erupted, the devotion of a significant cohort of the Dublin Brigade to Collins, forged during the darkest of days, was unbreakable. Many of them, identified here for the first time, formed the backbone of the Free State in key intelligence and military roles. While not shying away from the revulsions of the Civil War, neither does Price abandon the brigade's story at its conclusion. As well as revealing the disenchantment of some, who took part in the 1924 army mutiny, he exposes the personal horrors that awaited in peacetime, when psychological trauma was common. This is the stirring and poignant story of the human endeavour and suffering at the core of the Dublin Brigade's fight for Irish freedom. Copac
600 1 0 _aCollins, Michael,
610 0 _aIrish Republican Army.
_bDublin Brigade.
650 0 _962536
_aMilitary intelligence
_y20th century.
651 0 _aIreland
_yWar of Independence, 1919-1921.
651 0 _aIreland
_yCivil War, 1922-1923.
942 _2ddc