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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 21/11/1991
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1969 was a year of rising tension, violence and change for the people of Northern Ireland. Rioting in Derry's Bogside led to the deployment of British troops and a shortlived, uneasy truce. The British army soon found itself engaged in an undercover war against the Provisional IRA, which was to last for more than twenty years. In this enthralling and controversial book, Martin Dillon, author of the bestselling The Shankill Butchers, examines the roles played by the Provisional IRA, the State forces, the Irish Government and the British Army during this troubled period. He unravels the mystery of war in which informers, agents and double agents operate, revealing disturbing facts about the way in which the terrorists and the Intelligence Agencies target, undermine and penetrate each other's ranks. The Dirty War is investigative reporting at its very best, containing startling disclosures and throwing new light on previously inexplicable events.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099845201
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This excellent book demands the attention of anyone concerned about civil liberties in the United Kingdom" * Guardian *
"Grippingly written with the pace of a thriller" * Financial Times *
"Makes Cold War duplicity a la Deighton and Le Carre seem positively endearing" * Guardian *

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“The Dirty War”

This book is an informative and detailed look behind the scenes of the Northern Ireland Troubles. It covers the dirty dealing, the use of agents and informers by all sides and the results of the hunt for such people... More

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