Police Casualties in Ireland, 1919-1922

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Mercier, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 340 pages
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The year 1919 saw the beginning of a serious challenge to the Royal Irish Constabulary, a force whose members had peaceably served the community for many years. Within the space of three years, policing had changed out of all recognition throughout Ireland. This book tells the story of these turbulent years, and charts the history of both the RIC and the nationalist groups that rose to oppose them, leading to the establishment of the Irish Free State and the eventual disbandment of the force in 1922. The book records in detail accounts of the killing of serving and former members of the RIC, supplying available background details of many of these fatal attacks.

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Richard Abbott lives in London, England. He writes about the ancient middle east - Egypt, Canaan and Israel - and has also contributed to the lively academic debate about these times. His first book, "In a Milk and Honeyed Land," explores events in the Egyptian province of Canaan at the end of the Bronze Age, around 1200BC. It follows the life, loves, and struggles of a priest in the small hill town of Kephrath. A second novel, "Scenes from a Life," follows on from and is set around twenty years later than "In a Milk and Honeyed Land." The short story "The Man in the Cistern" is set in the same location in the years between the two novels. The short story "The Lady of the Lions" is set in the same location but around one hundred and fifty years earlier. "Triumphal Accounts in Hebrew and Egyptian" is the ebook version of his PhD thesis which, for those who want the technical details, supplies academic underpinning for some of the ideas and plot themes followed up in fiction. When not writing words or computer code, he enjoys spending time with family, walking, and wildlife, ideally combining all three pursuits in the English Lake District. He works professionally in IT quality assurance, and also develops mobile and tablet apps with a focus on the ancient world.

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