O'Donoghue, Florence  

IRA Jailbreaks 1918-1921

19.99

Stories of the IRAs daring escapes and rescues during the War of Independence 1918-1921, told by the men who participated. Re-issue.

ISBN: 9781856356893 Categories: ,

Description

IRA Jailbreaks 1918-1921 features the factual accounts of 25 daring rescues, rescue attempts and jailbreaks which raised the morale of nationalist Ireland and brought world-wide ridicule and discredit on the prison and internment camp systems in Britain and Ireland. 

 

With stories of their resistance to the degrading criminal code by the political prisoners, the hunger strikes and jail riots, the savage beatings and punishments the prisoners suffered during their incarceration, their accounts offer a window on the world of the men who fought and were imprisoned during the struggle for Ireland's independence. Here is history documented by the men who made it.

 

 

To find out more about Florence O'Donoghue, click here.

 

 

 

ISBN 9781856356893

About the Author

Florence O'Donoghue was the intelligence officer with the Cork No 1 Brigade a role in which he was instrumental in a number of successful IRA actions. After the War of Independence he tried to prevent the civil war and was a key mover in a neutral IRA organisation. After the civil war he served in the Irish Army as a major. He wrote or edited a number of books and edited several others.

Reviews

'These accounts offer a window on the world of the men who fought and were imprisoned during the struggle for Ireland's independence'

- Evening Echo

'History told by the men who made it'

- Ireland's Own

 

'The exciting adventures told about here are not the things of movies. They are real and extraordinary'

- Irish American News