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The Battle of the Four Courts, 1916

1916 in Focus


140 Pages, 5.10 x 7.80

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.99 (US $10.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: February 2012

ISBN 9781848401297

Rights: World

New Island (Feb 2012)

Price: $10.99
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The 1916 Rising was about much, much more than the GPO. Around the city, many volunteers and British soldiers were killed and wounded fighting in vicious urban warfare. One of the many forgotten struggles centred on North King Street and the Four Courts and, in this brilliant new book, Paul O'Brien revisits that conflict. Delving deep into the archives and the testimony of those involved, Crossfire: The Battle of the Four Courts 1916 brings to life a desperate struggle between mismatched forces, one that forced rebels to learn new ways of fighting on the cuff. This gripping military history book is in turn exciting and tragic and does more than many books to expose the often forgotten stories of the 1916 rising.

Author Biography

Paul O' Brien is a military historian who has studied Irish and British military activity during the Easter Rising 1916. He has written a number of works on the 1916 Rising focusing on the military aspects of Easter week. This original work has brought new life to the military history of the 1916 Rising. A keen collector of model soldiers, he lives in Dublin