By William Kautt

An research of the Anglo-Irish battle of 1916-1921 utilizing the framework of a people's conflict, this research explains how one of many smallest international locations in the world emerged positive opposed to one of many world's strongest empires. Of the numerous money owed of the Irish struggle of Independence, none competently explains the Irish victory over a strength that was once better in expertise, undefined, army strength, and inhabitants. whereas the theorists linked at the present time with the techniques attribute of a people's conflict have been both now not but born or have been unknown to these within the Irish Republican military and Sinn Fein, the conflict they waged heavily suits later innovative models.

This is the 1st severe research of the rebel and counter-insurgent campaigns in a arguable and infrequently misunderstood clash. The Republic received in 1921, yet what did it win? The Irish succeeded in securing domestic Rule all alone phrases whilst England refused to provide in. in the meantime the Crown Forces received precious adventure in a sort of struggle that might proceed to plague them a long time later. Appendices contain info at the political, army, and paramilitary organisations in eire; very important Irish political records; songs of the uprising; and a serious bibliography.

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