‘Bandit Country’: The IRA & South Armagh by Toby Harnden. For nearly three decades, South Armagh has been the most dangerous posting in the world for a . 29 Jul In case anyone didn’t know, Bandit Country is south Armagh, a sobriquet bestowed on the area and its inhabitants by the jelly. My Sunday Times piece on Bandit Country & #Smithwick Tribunal “Betrayed: My year battle to reveal the truth”. The former Irish police inspector stared into.

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Against All Enemies Richard Clarke. First described as “Bandit Country” by Merlyn Rees when he was Northen Ireland Secretary inits undulating terrain and fiercely independent people made it the ideal theatre of war for the Provisional IRA.

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The Triple Agent Joby Warrick. A minute before 7pm, a blue flash could be seen several miles away as the lorry exploded; Bashir and Jefferies were blown through two walls and their bodies buried by tons of rubble. Empire X Anthony Riches. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! The Looming Tower Lawrence Wright.

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How did they become the elite unit of the world’s most sophisticated paramilitary organisation? White chrysanthemums had been arranged into guitar-shaped bouquets as a tribute to the amateur musician who had often busked at Underground stations.

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Designed to increase the power of the blast, the tubes had been made from parts of scaffolding poles drilled with holes and stuffed with 10lbs of Semtex high explosive. Can you celebrate Christmas in Ter Maaleh? Here is the continuation of his heart-rending, darkly comic story. Our Authors See all Authors. Not a Member Yet? The mines contain enough gold to pave the road to Rome. Drawing on secret documents and interviews in South Armagh s recent history, he tells the inside story of how the IRA came close to bringing the British state to its knees.

When Annette Clifford returns to her childhood home on the edge of Morecambe Bay, she despairs: South Armagh was described as ‘Bandit Country’ by Merlyn Rees when he was Northern Ireland Secretary and for nearly three decades it has been the most dangerous posting in the world for a British soldier.

Aware that a mistake on her part could lead to the deaths of scores of people, she requested that the caller repeat the details.

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No eBook available Amazon. The bomb was to be harndeb off by a nail attached to a kitchen timer which would complete an electrical circuit, sending power through to two detonators which would activate the detonating cord and, in turn, set off the booster tubes and trigger the main explosive charge.

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Commander John Grieve, head of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorist branch, later admitted that when he was paged by detectives with a message to call Sir Paul Condon, the Met’s Commissioner, he thought it must be a practical joke. The second volume tells the story of his first year of school in Syria The full text of the book can be read here.


Harnden’s achievement is to answer these and many other questions. But Cal’s cousin, detective Owen Lackey, who intended to intercept a boat coming into Boston weighed down with stolen guns and ammunition, recognises the murder as typical retribution for IRA informers and knows that with this murder there may be much more at stake than his superiors realise. Inside the lorry was more than 3,lbs of explosives made up of ammonium nitrate fertiliser mixed with icing sugar in plastic sacks.

Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, has rarely strayed from her family’s estate in the Scottish Borders. Resenting the label, Irish nationalists refer to the area, a place of rebellion and lawlessness for centuries past, as “God’s Country”. And what drives them to continue their fight?

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