Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Black and Tans by Richard Bennett

The Black and Tans by Richard Bennett is a history of the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. The British strategy such as it was is criticized particularly the use of the Black and Tans who basically terrorized the population. The IRA is also criticized for its use of terror. Unfortunately there are no citations the bibliography is very short. Bennett's style such as it is has similarities to newspaper writing. There's a lot of hyperbole here fired off at both sides.

Mildly recommended.

For more reviews take a look at My Insurgency/Counterinsurgency, Partisan and Guerrilla Warfare bookshelf.

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