Operation BANNER: The British Army in Northern Ireland 1969 -A? 2007

Operation BANNER: The British Army in Northern Ireland 1969 -A? 2007

by Nicholas van der Bijl

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473898950
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 07/10/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nick van der Bijl served in the Intelligence Corps. He now works in the security industry. He is the author of numerous military history works including Nine Battles to Stanley, Victory in the Falklands Confrontation and Commandos in Exile.

He lives at Mark, Somerset

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Glossary xi

Maps

Northern Ireland xiv

Belfast 33

Londonderry 49

Drumcree Church 212

1 Background to Irish Nationalism 1

2 Phase One: Military Aid to the Civil Power 1969 17

3 Phase Two: Republican Insurgency 1969 to 1971 27

4 Over the Water: The Provisional Offensive 1971 to 1972 45

5 Phase Three: The Defeat of IRA Insurgency 1972 to 1973 63

6 The Thin Red Line: The Border 79

7 The Armed Forces in the mid-1970s 91

8 Phase Four: Holding the Line 1973 to 1975 109

9 The Beginning of the Long War 123

10 The English Department 1972 to 1984 139

11 Phase Five: Containment - Insurgency to Terrorism 151

12 The Long Decade 161

13 The IRA Campaign in Europe 181

14 Containment 1990 to 1994 193

15 Phase Six: The End 1994 to 2007 211

16 Conclusions 229

Appendices

A Comparison of Incidents/Total Deaths/Security Force Casualties 236

B Non-Military Casualties 238

C All Fatalities by County in Northern Ireland 238

D Assembly of Other Statistics 239

E Examples of IRA Weapon Smuggling 240

F A List of IRA Incidents in England 1867 to 2001 242

Bibliography 248

Index 251

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