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The Dirty War

£25.00

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When the British Army arrived in Northern Ireland it was unprepared for combatting an urban guerilla force and enlisted the counter-terrorist expertise of Brigadier Frank Kitson to set up the Military Reconnaisance/Reaction Force which became involved in controversial shootings and was widely believed to be an organization of counter-terror gangs. Many of the MRF's activities are here chronicled for the first time. Dillon also writes of the IRA's contacts with terror groups throughout Europe and the Middle East, as well as its network in the USA. He details the development of the use of informers as supergrasses, and also the way the RUC Special Branch, in collusion with MI6, used members of Loyalist paramilitaries. The role of the SAS - including new material on the murder of Captain Robert Nairac - is examined in full, as is the conflict between MI5 and MI6 in Northern Ireland in the mid 1970s. Dust jacket heavily creased. Boards beneath lightly scuffed but in good condition, with silver gilt lettering on spine. Pages yellowing but unmarked. Ex-library copy with typical markings to endpapers. Illustrated with b/w photographic plates. An in-depth historical account of the underground warfare between Britain and Ireland in the 1970s and 80s.

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Author(s):
Martin Dillon
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091743087
ISBN-13:
9780091743086
Number of pages:
502
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
The Dirty War

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When the British Army arrived in Northern Ireland it was unprepared for combatting an urban guerilla force and enlisted the counter-terrorist expertise of Brigadier Frank Kitson to set up the Military Reconnaisance/Reaction Force which became involved in controversial shootings and was widely believed to be an organization of counter-terror gangs. Many of the MRF's activities are here chronicled for the first time. Dillon also writes of the IRA's contacts with terror groups throughout Europe and the Middle East, as well as its network in the USA. He details the development of the use of informers as supergrasses, and also the way the RUC Special Branch, in collusion with MI6, used members of Loyalist paramilitaries. The role of the SAS - including new material on the murder of Captain Robert Nairac - is examined in full, as is the conflict between MI5 and MI6 in Northern Ireland in the mid 1970s. Dust jacket heavily creased. Boards beneath lightly scuffed but in good condition, with silver gilt lettering on spine. Pages yellowing but unmarked. Ex-library copy with typical markings to endpapers. Illustrated with b/w photographic plates. An in-depth historical account of the underground warfare between Britain and Ireland in the 1970s and 80s.

Author(s):
Martin Dillon
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Edition:
1988
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0091743087
ISBN-13:
9780091743086
Number of pages:
502
Publisher:
Hutchinson
Title:
The Dirty War

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