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The Squad by T. Ryle Dwyer
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Jul 08, 10

bookshelves: non-fiction, 900s, historical
Read in August, 2006

Irish history is full of revolutionaries and failed rebellions, of informers giving information to the English, and spies infiltrating Irish organisations. Michael Collins recognised the importance of the intelligence network and so in 1919 he formulated a plan to blind the eyes of Dublin Castle by ensuring that the police force were as terrorised and demoralised as possible.

In the early 1950′s The Bureau of Military History interviewed many volunteers and IRA participants, including many of the Squad. There interviews were conducted with the assurance that their stories would not be published in their lifetimes. This is the first book to make use of these interviews for this period, and so contains first-hand accounts of the killings carried out by the Squad.

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