Following several decades of increased tension and radicalism in Ireland centring on land reform and home rule, Irish desire for independence erupted into full-scale violence in 1916, but following that defeat, the forces pursing independence did not give up. After the general election of 1918 the Sinn Fein members of parliament created their own government of Ireland and a campaign both political and military began in an effort to liberate Ireland from British rule.
From the bloody Soloheadbeg Ambush in January 1919, the same day the first Dail met, to the passing of the Treaty and the coming into being of the Irish Free State, John Dorney, brings the story of the Irish War of Independence to life in this short but information filled account of the events before, during and after the war.
This app will guide you through this turbulent period to understand the politics and events of this key event in Irish history.
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- October 03, 2011 Price increase: $1.99 -> $2.99