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In this follow-up to the acclaimed The Anglo-Irish War, Peter Cottrell explores the Irish Civil War, a devastating conflict that tore Ireland apart. This book examines the many factions that played a part in the fighting and the terror and counter-terror operations, focusing on the short bloody battles that witnessed more deaths than the preceding years during the struggle for the Free State. Cottrell particularly focuses on the contrasting styles of leadership and the conduct of combat operations by the IRA and the National Army, providing a fascinating study for all students of Irish history as well as military history.Contents; Introduction · Chronology · Background to war · Warring sides · Outbreak · The fighting · Portrait of a soldier · The world around war · Portrait of a civilian · How the war ended · Conclusion and consequences · Further reading · Index Paperback; August 2008; 96 pages.
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Essential Histories 70
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