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The Green Flag Volume III: Ourselves Alone
The Green Flag Volume III Ourselves Alone Author:Robert Kee Exerpt from Preface: This volume of the Green Flag series is concerned with the moern growth of that extreme Irish republicanism which won freedom from British rule for twenty-six counties of Ireland in 1921, and which today pursues the same goal for all Ireland in the remaining six. The narrative egins with the aftermath of the Dublin rebelli... more »on of 1916. It describes how the aims of the unrepresentative few who brought about that rebellion came to be accepted, with some misgivings, but the majority of the people of Ireland. It tells in detail the story of the so-called war of Independence of 1920-21, of the Anglo-Irish treaty, of the split in the IRA, and of the Civil War that followed, leading tot eh ompromise of 1925 which was to be blown apart in our own day.
(Note that "present day" was 1972, the date of original publication.)« less