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Times of Troubles: Britain's War in Northern Ireland
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0748646558, Paperback)
"Bloody Sunday" is one of the iconic moments in British and Irish history, but what were the experiences of the soldiers in Ulster, many of them Scottish, and how did the wider events of the Troubles figure in their minds? Wood and Sanders give voice to these soldiers with many new documents, interviews, and diary entries now released to the public domain. Their analysis is a timely reinterpretation of events which still echo in the political consciousness of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and England.
* First title to analyse role of British Army in Northern Ireland
* Draws on new primary sources including soldiers' diaries, log-sheets, interviews and previously unreleased MOD documents
* Relevant to former members of the armed forces, particularly those who served in Northern Ireland.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:37 -0400)
"This is the first academic study of the British Army in Northern Ireland. It investigates the complex experiences of English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish soldiers alike during the often-controversial Operation Banner 1969-2007. The experiences of these soldiers raise many important and difficult questions on war and policy. When do 'troubles', riots and insurgency become war? How does a liberal state respond to an internal war within its own borders? How does it decide on its rules of engagement for its armed forces? Featuring key interviews with former soldiers, paramilitaries and Special Branch detectives, amongst other key actors, the authors attempt to answer these questions and enhance our knowledge of conflict resolution by providing a deep analysis of one of the most significant British military operations since the Second World War."--Publisher's website.
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