2001 , London, Leo Cooper, VG/VG COPY, HARD BOUND IN DUST JACKET, 7x10, 434 pages, illus, map, numerous appendices incl roll of all casualties, notes, bibliog, indexl------------------------------------ Formed in 1970, The Ulster Defence Regiment is unique in having spent its entire twenty-two year existence on continuous active service. A Testimony to Courage tells for the first time the story of the Regiment's life, describing its evolution from an under-trained, part-time citizens' army into a highly trained and professional regiment of full and part-time men and women.Through over 120 interviews with former members and key figures such as chief constables and senior generals, the reader learns not just about the UDR's contribution to the war against terrorism but what it meant to serve in the front line.The book tells of great heroism and sacrifice and vividly depicts the climate of tension that every member of the Regiment and his family had to learn to live with. While A Testimony to Courage is an accurate record of the Northern Ireland conflict, it is also a tribute to the 197 members of the UDR who gave their lives in the cause of peace. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The outbreak of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland in 1968 found many of the local police and army auxiliary units outmoded or discredited. A new and unique force of part-time soldiers was created: The Ulster Defence Regiment.
A Testimony to Courage vividly describes the threat under which not just the soldiers but their families also had to live, and records the murders of some of the 197 members killed as a result of terrorist attack. It addresses how the Regiment became mainly Protestant as a result of the loss of Nationalist support and recruits, and the constant criticism of the Irish Government and Nationalist politicians. A final chapter records objectively the lessons to be learnt from this unique experience. This book is not an official history as such but more a thorough record of the UDR's dramatic 23 year existence.
About the Author:
John Potter is an author and historian.
Title: A TESTIMONY TO COURAGE - The Regimental ...
Book Description Leo Cooper, 2001. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP63768857
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Book Description Leo Cooper, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. With photographs, (illustrator). A fine, tight, bright copy in a fine dj in a protective mylar. The text is flawless. Seller Inventory # 44064
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Book Description Leo Cooper, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Historic photos pertaining to the regiment and its role throughout the conflict in Northern Ireland. Large 4to. 434 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Seller Inventory # 88862
Book Description Leo Cooper 2001-03-15, Barnsley, 2001. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780850528190
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