• The Emergency & The Shadow War Duo

The Emergency 
A Visual History 1939 -1945. 

In September 1939 the Second World War broke out. The fact that Ireland remained neutral in the conflict is well known. What is far less well-known is that from 1939 onwards Ireland prepared to defend itself from invasion. Combining many previously unseen photographs and documents and with a text based on research in Defence Forces and official archives, this book is an illustrated photographic and documentary history of the military and defensive preparations made by Ireland’s Defence Forces during the Second World War, what became known officially only as ‘The Emergency’.

The Shadow War 
Michael Collins and the Politics of Violence.

Insurgencies are as psychological and political as much as military. In the War of Independence, the Irish needed to remain active for longer than the nerves of liberal Britain could stand, and they succeeded. Irish governance, rather than military victory, was always the goal. If success can be defined as doing more with less, then Michael Collins must be counted as among the great guerrilla planners of the twentieth century.  He understood the limits of what could be achieved by violence – and when to forgo violence for negotiation.

 Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr is the author of Dublin Rising 1916 and Who’s who in the Dublin Rising 1916, published in 2016 by Wordwell. He writes a regular column in History Ireland and is a regular contributor to Newstalk’s Talking History programme.

Author Ayiotis, Gibney, Kennedy.
Publisher Eastwood Books

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The Emergency & The Shadow War Duo

  • ISBN: 978-1-9161375-3-0
  • Author(s): Ayiotis, Gibney, Kennedy.
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €38.99

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