On Sale: 1st November 2021
The Kilmichael Ambush of 28 November 1920 was and remains one of the most famous, successful, and controversial IRA attacks of the Irish War of Independence. Sixteen Auxiliaries and three IRA were killed in a remote part of West Cork when an IRA flying column, led by Tom Barry, attacked a convoy of British troops.
This book is the first comprehensive account of both the ambush and the intense debates that followed. It explores the events, memory and historiography of the ambush, from the 1920 to the present day, within a wider framework of interwar European events, global 'memory wars' and current scholarship relating to Irish, British, oral and military history.