Title Guerilla Days in Ireland.
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Dublin Anvil Books. 1989
0947962344 / 9780947962340
Seller ID 007314
Outer edges of pages a little grubby bottom spine edge, generally a vg copy.Seven weeks before the Truce in July 1921 the British presence in County Cork was 8,800 front line ainfantry troops, 1,150 Blace and Tans, 540 Auxiliaries, 2080 machine gun corps, artillery and other units a total of over 12,500 men. Against these British forces stood the Irish Republican Army whose Flying Colums never exceeded 310 riflemen in the whole of the County of Cork, men moreover with "no experience of war,untrained in the use of arms, with no tactical training, practically unarmed. This is the extraordinary story of the fght between those two unequal forces, which ended in the withdrawl of the British from 26 counties. In particular it is the story of the West Cork Flying Column under Tom Barry, it's commander of genius.
IRISH HISTORY/IRISH POLITICS/GENERAL IRISH INTEREST/IRISH MILITARY./BLACK AND TANS