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The Resource The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923 : 'in the heart of enemy lines', Gerard Noonan

The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923 : 'in the heart of enemy lines', Gerard Noonan

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The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923 : 'in the heart of enemy lines'
Title
The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923
Title remainder
'in the heart of enemy lines'
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Noonan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Based on archival sources and memoirs, traces the history of the Irish Volunteers in Britain beginning with their establishment in 1914, highlighting the role played by participants outside of Ireland during the revolution
  • Between 1919 and 1923, Ireland was engulfed by violence as the Irish Republican Army (IRA) fought a guerrilla campaign against the British state and later against fellow Irishmen and women in pursuit of an Irish Republic. Police barracks and government offices were attacked and burned, soldiers and policemen were killed and the economic and social life of the country was dislocated. Britain itself was a theater in the war too. 'In the heart of enemy lines', as one IRA leader put it, cities such as London, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Glasgow and their environs saw the establishment of IRA companies, Irish Republican Brotherhood circles, Cumann na mBan branches and Na Fianna Eireann troops. Composed of Irish emigrants and the descendants of emigrants, these organizations worked to help their comrades across the Irish Sea. Their most important activity was gunrunning, acquiring and smuggling weapons to Ireland. In November 1920, they launched a campaign of violence. Meanwhile, mass-membership organisations such as the Irish Self-Determination League of Great Britain and Sinn Fein sought to persuade the British public of Ireland's right to independence. Republican leaders such as Michael Collins, Rory O'Connor and Liam Mellows took a keen interest in these exploits. Making extensive use of archival resources and memoirs, The IRA in Britain is the first book to study this little-known aspect of the Irish revolutionary period. Tracing the history of the Irish Volunteers in Britain from their establishment in 1914 and participation in the Easter Rising two years later, through the weapons-smuggling activities and violent operations of the war of independence to the bitter divisions of the civil war and the response of the authorities, The IRA in Britain highlights the important role played by those outside of Ireland in the Revolution
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Noonan, Gerard
Dewey number
941.50821
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA964.G7
LC item number
N66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Irish Republican Army
  • Irish Volunteers
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Irisch-Republikanische Armee
  • Irish Republican Army
  • Irish Volunteers
  • War of Independence (Ireland : 1919-1921)
  • Großbritannien
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Military campaigns
Label
The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923 : 'in the heart of enemy lines', Gerard Noonan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'On a Solid Footing': organizing Republicanism in Britain, January 1919-July 1921 -- Supplying an Army: gunrunning in Britain, January 1919-July 1921 -- 'We are doing what you are doing in Ireland': IRA operations in Britain, January 1919-July 1921 -- Truce, treaty and dissention, July 1921-June 1922 -- The Civil War, June 1922-May 1923 -- Combating the 'Sinn Fein Movement' in Britain: the response of the authorities, 1919-1923
Control code
868380166
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 371 pages
Isbn
9781781380260
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)868380166
Label
The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923 : 'in the heart of enemy lines', Gerard Noonan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'On a Solid Footing': organizing Republicanism in Britain, January 1919-July 1921 -- Supplying an Army: gunrunning in Britain, January 1919-July 1921 -- 'We are doing what you are doing in Ireland': IRA operations in Britain, January 1919-July 1921 -- Truce, treaty and dissention, July 1921-June 1922 -- The Civil War, June 1922-May 1923 -- Combating the 'Sinn Fein Movement' in Britain: the response of the authorities, 1919-1923
Control code
868380166
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 371 pages
Isbn
9781781380260
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)868380166

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