Ballymurphy and the Irish War

Ballymurphy and the Irish War

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`One of the most remarkable books to emerge from the Northern conflict. I can't recall any other book which gives the reader the same accessibility to the streets of Belfast.' Irish Post`A thrilling people's history of Belfast's most famous housing estate which will be remembered as one of the classic books to emerge from the Troubles.' Andersonstown News
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745315097
  • 9780745315096

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'One of the most important books to emerge from the Northern Conflict' -- Irish Post
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About Ciaran De Baroid

Ciaran de Baroid was born and educated in Cork. He has worked on community and human rights issues in Ballymurphy over a three-year period.
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Table of contents

Foreword by Bernadette McAliskey




Part I: Under Siege

1. The Easter Riots

2. Early Days

3. Belfast in Flames

4. Emergency

5. Pursuing the Republic

6. The Battle of Ballymurphy

7. `Is there life before death?'

8. Internment Killings

9. A Peculiar Kind of War

10. The Westrock Massacre

11. Motorman

12. Deadlock

Part II: The War Goes On

13. A Test of Wills

14. Counter-Attack

15. `Little Beirut'

16. Britannia Waives the Rules

17. Ceasefire

18. `All You Need is Love'

Appendix: The Dead of Ballymurphy
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