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At War with the Empire: Ireland's Fight for Independence
by Gerry Hunt
From the author of 'Blood Upon the Rose' comes a brand new graphic novel depicting the guerilla war against British rule in Ireland. 'At War with the Empire' brings this turbulent era of Anglo-Irish relations to life with colourful artwork and lively text.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by O'Brien Press
(first published October 1st 2012)
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At War With The Empire follows on from Gerry Hunt's picture book about the 1916 Rising, Blood Upon The Rose. This time, Hunt summarises the events surrounding Ireland's struggle for independence from Britain in 1919. Yet again, Hunt provides a tidy narrative of an historic period in Irish history as he focuses on the most important events & figures of that year. As before, I was unimpressed by Hunt's artwork. His depiction of the rural & urban landscapes is good, but he's lest expert at ...more