BARRY, Commandant General Tom. Guerrilla Days in Ireland (SIGNED AND DATED BY TOM BARRY)


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With maps and illustrations. Dublin: Irish Press, 1949. First edition. pp. [xi], 228. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Signed and dated "With good wishes, Tom Barry. Cork. 1. III, 1950". A very good copy.

Tom Barry was born in the west of the 'Rebel County' in 1897. During the First World War he served with the British Army in Mesopotamia. On returning to Ireland in 1919 he became a prominent member of the Irish Republican Army, commanding the West Cork unit which he later developed into one of the leading Flying Columns of the war. The Column enjoyed remarkable success notably in the Kilmichael and Crossbarry ambushes. He opposed the Treaty and supported the Republican side during the Civil War. He also served as I.R.A. Chief of Staff in the late thirties. 1949 BARRY, Tom.

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