BREEN, Dan. My Fight for Irish Freedom.


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Illustrated. 147 Dublin: Talbot, n.d. [1930?]. Crown octavo. pp. xii, 258. Green cloth.  Previous owner's inscription. A very good copy. Rare.

Dan Breen (1894-1969) born near Soloheadbeg County Tipperary, worked as a plasterer and later as a linesman on the Great Southern Railway. Joined the Irish volunteers in 1914, and later Quartermaster Third Tipperary Brigade. He was co-planner of the Soloheadbeg ambush, staged on the first day of Dáil Éireann, 21 January 1919, this was the most significant incident since the Rising of Easter Week for it marked the beginning of the War of Independence. With the price of £10,000 on his head, he quickly established himself as a daring Republican.

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