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Year of Disappearances

Year of Disappearances

'Every spy who was shot in Cork was buried so that nothing was known about them. They just disappeared.' These are the words of an IRA commander recalling the War of Independence in Cork city. The Year of Disappearances examines this claim and others like it.
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ISBN/EAN9780717151011
Availability1 – 9 copies in stock
Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: September 9 2011
Author: Murphy, Gerard
Format: Paperback
Pages:432
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'Murphy names the names ...his scope is comprehensive and covers reprisals and assassinations in both city and county ...Disappearances, executions, graves and departures are listed by Murphy in compelling statistics.' The Irish Times 'Every spy who was shot in Cork was buried so that nothing was known about them. They just disappeared.' These are the words of an IRA commander recalling the War of Independence in Cork city. The Year of Disappearances examines this claim and others like it. It uncovers a web of suspicion and paranoia that led to scores of men and boys being abducted from their homes before being executed as 'enemies of the Republic' and their bodies buried. While some of this took place during the War of Independence, most of it happened the following year, during the so-called 'Cork Republic'. The net result was to change the demographic of the south-eastern corner of the city for ever, with hundreds of families fleeing and up to fifty individuals buried in unmarked graves in surrounding areas. Using a wide range of previously untapped sources, Murphy shines new light on one of the darker episodes of twentieth-century Irish history.
The Year of Disappearances is a ground-breaking book that deepens our knowledge and understanding of the War of Independence. It subverts many myths, and examines realities long hidden.
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