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With the IRA in the Fight for Freedom offers eyewitness and first hand accounts of Ireland's struggle for independence in various parts of the country. It presents a representative picture of the fight by the IRA for independence and of the reign of terror endured by the civilian population. Only idealism and courage on the part of the freedom fighters and the steadfast support of the Irish people could have carried such an unequal struggle through to the end.
With barracks attacks, ambushes and shootings, it brings to life a conflict that is fading from the collective memory of county and country and offers a fascinating perspective on the struggle for independence, directly from the men who took part in the actions themselves.
Posted by Gordon Mitchell on 12th Dec 2011
This is one of my favourite books on Irish history. The first hand accounts from those who took part in the ambushes are brilliant and it does not get bogged down in political discussions and back stories like other books in the genre. It is all action!