The Anglo-Irish War, 1916-1921: A People's War

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 183 pagini
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An analysis of the Anglo-Irish War of 1916-1921 using the framework of a people's war, this study explains how one of the smallest nations on earth emerged victorious against one of the world's most powerful empires. Of the many accounts of the Irish War of Independence, none adequately explains the Irish victory over a force that was superior in technology, industry, military force, and population. While the theorists associated today with the strategies characteristic of a people's war were either not yet born or were unknown to those in the Irish Republican Army and Sinn Fein, the war they waged closely fits later revolutionary models.

This is the first critical study of the insurgent and counter-insurgent campaigns in a controversial and often misunderstood conflict. The Republic won in 1921, but what did it win? The Irish succeeded in securing Home Rule on their own terms when England refused to give in. Meanwhile the Crown Forces gained valuable experience in a form of war that would continue to plague them decades later. Appendices include information on the political, military, and paramilitary organizations in Ireland; important Irish political documents; songs of the rebellion; and a critical bibliography.

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Cuprins

Preparing the Stage
7
The Spectre of Unconventional Warfare
19
The Rising
35
Easter Week The Premature Counterattack
37
The Failures of 1916
53
Protracted War
61
The Fenians Strike Back
63
The British Response
83
Appendices
115
Political Military and Paramilitary Organizations in Ireland during the AngloIrish War
117
Political Documents of Ireland
127
Songs of Irish Rebellion
141
Critical Bibliography
161
Biographical Information
167
References
171
Index
179

Successes and Failures in the AngloIrish War
101

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Pasaje populare

Pagina 138 - Government, shall determine in accordance with the wishes of the inhabitants, so far as may be compatible with economic and geographic conditions, the boundaries between Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland...
Pagina 138 - In the exercise of their power to make laws under this Act neither the Parliament of Southern Ireland nor the Parliament of Northern Ireland shall make a law so as either directly or indirectly to establish or endow any religion, or prohibit or restrict the free exercise thereof, or give a preference, privilege, or advantage, or impose any disability or disadvantage, on account of religious belief...
Pagina 137 - In time of war or of strained relations with a foreign power such harbour and other facilities as the British government may require for the purposes of such defence as aforesaid.1 8. With a view to securing the observance of the principle of international limitation of armaments, if the government of the Irish Free State...
Pagina 136 - I do solemnly swear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the Irish Free State as by law established and that I will be faithful to HM King George V, his heirs and successors by law, in virtue of the common citizenship of Ireland with Great Britain and her adherence to and membership of the group of nations forming the British Commonwealth of Nations.

Despre autor (1999)

William H. Kautt, PhD, served for ten years an officer in the U.S. Air Force and took part in several campaigns. Kautt joined the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS in 2003. In the summer of 2005, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the author of Ambushes and Armour: The Irish Rebellion 1919-1921, published in 2010.

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