Havoc: The Auxiliaries in Ireland's War of Independence

Havoc: The Auxiliaries in Ireland's War of Independence

by Paul O'Brien

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848893061
Publisher: DUFOUR
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,236,888
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Glossary x

Preface xi

Introduction 1

1 A Policeman's Lot: Law Enforcement in Ireland 6

2 A Situation Report from Ireland 10

3 The Aftermath of War: The Return Home 17

4 The Dogs of War: Recruiting a New Force 28

5 Strike Back: On the Offensive 39

6 Chasing Shadows: Commencing Counter-insurgency Operations 43

7 Extreme Prejudice: The Kilmichael Ambush, 28 November 1920 54

8 Shadow Warriors: The Intelligence War 62

9 Masters of Chaos: Errors & Retribution 82

10 Requital: Dillon's Cross & The Burning of Cork, December 1920 98

11 The Force of the Crown: Waging War in Ireland 1919-1921 110

12 Internal Affairs: Discipline in the Ranks 119

13 A Chance in Hell: The Arrest of Ernie O'Malley, December 1920 135

14 A Toss of the Coin: Counter-insurgency Warfare 140

15 Making the Rounds: Patrols & Raids 145

16 Harbingers of Death: The Coolavokig Ambush, 18 January 1921 153

17 Fighting for Your Life: The Clonfin Ambush, 2 February 1921 165

18 Close-quarter Battle: Urban Combat 177

19 Gunned Down: Killings on the Streets 181

20 Operation Quayside: Attack on 'Q' Company's HQ, April 1921 186

21 Kill Zone: The Rathcoole Ambush, 16 June 1921 192

22 Hit: Engagement at Ardfert Station 201

23 Black Ops 205

24 Reign of Fire: Final Operations in Ireland 215

25 The Final Reckoning: Palestine 1922 235

26 A Very Special Force 244

27 Yesterday's Enemies 257

Conclusion 264

Appendix: Locations of ADRIC Companies for the dates of actions described in this book 266

Endnotes 267

Bibliography 278

Acknowledgements 280

Index 283

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