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In 1969, British Soldiers were ordered on to the streets of riot-torn Belfast, their task to form a disciplined human buffer between two warring communities inspired by a centuries-old fear and hatred.
Sixteen years later Michael Dewar sought to describe the work the British Army had done in the intervening years; the first edition of this book provided the important records. Now, a further decade on, the political and military situation in the province teeters on the threshold of significant change, following a year of ceasefire and high-level debate promising a permanent peace and a continuing withdrawal of Army personnel, only to see a return to violence in the early months of 1996. As all aspects of the Northern Ireland scene are now under close scrutiny, so this is a pertinent moment for this notable volume to be brought up to date.
This compelling study of military intervention in civil affairs is told with the authority of first-hand experience by a former soldier - one who was there. As succeeding chapters make clear, the battle has been as much to win the hearts and minds of the people as it was to defeat the terrorists of the IRA.
Throughout the story, the author describes the tactics, methods and equipment evolved by the army to meet the ever-changing challenge of the IRA, their sympathizers, and their opponents - from howling mobs and decoy children to car bombs and mobile mortars. Accounts of specific incidents as experienced by some of the regiments that have served 'tours' in the province, including the Paras, the Green Jackets, the Royal Artillery and the Royal Marines, convey vividly the feel of being out on patrol in Belfast and Londonderry - where at every street corner there could be a high-velocity rifle pointing directly at your back.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001874916
Book Description Weidenfeld Military, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dispatched daily from the UK. Seller Inventory # mon0000531945
Book Description UK: Arms and Armour Press, 1996 1854092928, 1996. 1996 revised edition hardback. The book measures 23.5cm x 15.5cm, has 288 pages and is extensively illustrated with b&w photographs and b&w line drawing maps. The book is complete with dust wrapper and the binding and contents are in very good order. VG/VG. Seller Inventory # 17120
Book Description STERLING PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Europe>Ireland>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978185409292201. Seller Inventory # 01978185409292201
Book Description Guild VG/VG 268pp profuse b/w photos 9 5 x 6 725g, 1995. Describes the tactics, methods and equipment evolved by the Army to meet the ever changing challenge of the IRA, their sympathizers and opponents. Seller Inventory # 24912
Book Description Arms & Armour Press, London, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Revised Edition. 288pp, index, bibliography, 6 appendices, maps, black and white photographs. Black boards, light wear and ageing only, a VG copy in dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 022131
Book Description Arms & Armour, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. We do our best here at Celtic Sourced Books to find you the best books on the market. A previously read book but in our opion it is still in great condition. Little to no damage. Seller Inventory # 28253