The Diary of Bobby Sands

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BOBBY SANDS recorded his thoughts and feelings in his diary for the first 17 days of his 66-day hunger strike in the infamous H-Blocks of Long Kesh Prison in 1981. The hunger strike was part of a momentous struggle for the restoration of political status to Irish republican prisoners.

Bobby died on May 5th 1981. The previous month, he had been elected as the Member of Parliament for Fermanagh/South Tyrone.

The hunger strike by Bobby and his nine comrades who died with him in 1981 – Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh, Patsy O'Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Kieran Dohery, Thomas McElwee, and Michael Devine – was a new, heroic, selfless chapter in Ireland’s struggle for freedom. Bobby Sands is remembered all over the world as an iconic symbol of freedom. 

THIS GREAT NEW ISSUE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED TO MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY. IT CONTAINS THE DIARY AND MANY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE TIME.

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6 Reviews

5/5
CoD 13th Mar 2015

The Diary of Bobby Sands

The book covers the first 17 days of his hunger strike in 1981. It is very clearly written and in Irish too...Bobby was a fluent Gaelic speaker. When in the Maze both the Screws & the Doctor did all in their power to get Bobby to eat. He was supported by many comrades and as we now know he eventually died. It seems that even some clergy also wanted him to stop, The book is very comprehensive. It is a must for Republicans 54 years later. As we now know his sacrifice was a pivotal point in the expansion of this movement. Tiocfaidh ar La.

4/5
30th Apr 2014

Hero to the cause

the diary was a good read ,The photos showed how younge they all where,

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