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Prisoner 1082: Escape from Crumlin Road, Europe's Alcatraz

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On St Stephen's Day 1960 Donal Donnelly made his dramatic escape from the prison known as 'Europe's Alcatraz'. Using hack-saw blades, torn sheets and electric flex, Donal broke out of Crumlin Road Prison, running the gauntlet of searchlights, alarms and machine-gun nests. Three years earlier, the teenage Donal had been convicted of membership of the IRA in the first year o ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published October 11th 2010 by Collins Press (first published March 3rd 2010)
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Lisa-Jaine
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Outlines the history of the troubles that Ireland has gone through over the years. How he managed to escape prison and his trials and tribulations along the way. The last part details his career and felt like reading a detailed CV so it lost a star for that reason, but an interesting read nonetheless.
Tony
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a remarkably engaging telling of the mostly-forgotten story of the only person ever to escape from Crumlin Road prison in Belfast, at a time when it was touted as the most secure prison in Europe.

The story divides neatly into four sections:

The first is the background to Donnelly ending up in prison in the first place. This was fascinating to me, as it's from an era of Northern Irish history that I knew absolutely nothing about — the IRA's "Operation Harvest" campaign in the
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Sbook
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
How a guy in the year 2000 knows what was what in 1500? Or 1600? It turned out that ira was a "company" that kept busy unemployed youth! After you had the chance to get a good job, bye bye ira...
Victoria
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was an excellent find at Easons. Well written and very interesting. its powerful and honest. I would recommend it.
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