Raids and Rallies

During the Civil War, when Ernie O'Malley lay under sentence of death in Mountjoy prison hospital, some of his notes were smuggled out.

During the War of Independence, when Ernie O'Malley lay under sentence of death in Mountjoy prison hospital, some notes of his were smuggled out. `Most of all,' he wrote, `I would have liked to talk about the rank and file where I found solace.' This book is indeed O'Malley's tribute to his fellow soldiers, in which he provides an account of various offensives against the British in 1920-21. O'Malley took part in three offensives and had first-hand knowledge of several others, which are detailed in a unique and informed perspective in this book. ""One of the most compelling and thorough accounts we have today of the fighting on the ground.""Irish Voice ""The classic account of the Irish Revolution.""-Irish American News
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During the Civil War, when Ernie O’Malley lay under sentence of death in Mountjoy prison hospital, some of his notes were smuggled out. ‘Most of all,’ he wrote, ‘I would have liked to talk about the rank and file where I found solace. ‘;Raids and Rallies, an account of various offensives against the British in 1920– 21, is his tribute to that rank and file. ‘It was a people’s war, that is why we fought so well from November 1920 …What helps to make these memoirs notable … is that O’Malley writes more than a documentary in his constant awareness of nature in the background. ‘ – Sunday Press&newpara;’Entrancing reading … for those who seek an insight into the mentality of the men who took on the might of the British Empire. ‘ – Sunday Independent&newpara;’Where O’Malley differs from virtually all others who have published their recollections of those years is that he was a writer and an intellectual who was constantly weighing and analysing all that was happening. ‘ – The Irish Post

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Tags: Ernie O'Malley, Irish History
Publisher: Mercier Press
Publication Year: 2011
ASIN: B004RR91KM
ISBN: 1490641681
List Price: $9.95
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