Guerilla Days in Ireland


An extraordinary story of the Irish War of Independence and the fight between two unequal forces.

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Guerilla Days In Ireland: Tom Barry's Autobiography

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An extraordinary story of the Irish War of Independence and the fight between two unequal forces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781171714
  • Publisher: Mercier Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 500,666
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note
1 The Glorious Protest 1
2 West Cork Brigade 6
3 The Attacks Begin 11
4 Training Camp 16
5 The Flying Column 23
6 The Flight to Toureen 28
7 March to Kilmichael 36
8 Drill amidst the Dead 43
9 Hospital Interlude 52
10 The Murder Campaign 60
11 The Fight Goes On 65
12 Barrack Attacks 71
13 The Burgatia Battle 78
14 Descent on Skibbereen 87
15 The Twelve Dark Days 96
16 Execution of Spies 105
17 Fire with Fire 115
18 Victory at Crossbarry 122
19 March to the West 132
20 Attack on Rosscarbery 142
21 First Southern Division Formed 154
22 Counter-Terror 165
23 Called to G.H.Q. 175
24 Report to President de Valera 187
25 Escape from Encirclement 195
26 The Splendid People 205
27 Truce 214
Appendix A Attempt to Escape from Mountjoy 229
Appendix B Charlie Hurley Remembered 232
Appendix C The Gallant Dead of West Cork 236
Glossary 239
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2007

    Excellent personal account of a little-known conflict

    Commandant Tom Barry provides an excellent leader's view of guerrilla conflict, from start to finish, including training, equipping and fighting his 'Flying Column.' While the book was written many years after the events described, the addition of excerpts from contemporary newspapers and extracts from his own journals makes his memoir not only highly readable, but very accurate. It should be borne in mind that his is only one side of the story, and a biased side at that. Care should be taken to read analytical acounts from other sources, but as a primary resource for the Anglo-Irish War, this is one of the best accounts I have ever read. It also contains many practical lessons on training, battle leadership, tactics, and morale. An excellent read.

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