Running with the Crows

Running with the Crows

‘Running with the Crows: The Life and Death of a Black and Tan’ is the fascinating tale of Temporary Constable William Mitchell. The book was written by author and historian DJ Kelly.

ExecutedToday.com has a very insightful interview at this link http://www.executedtoday.com/tag/june-7/ with the author and explores whether or not whether or not Mitchell (a native born Irishman) was executed for political sensitivities.

Well worth the read.

Apologies to followers of this blog for the long absence, proper service shall resume shortly!

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About eamonntgardiner

I am a PhD Student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am conducting research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst British First World War veterans serving as Auxiliary Policemen in Ireland during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. I have previously conducted research into local Irish Volunteer/Old IRA units in Munster as well as British responses to popular insurgencies in areas they administered. I have previously published a book on the British Counterinsurgency responses to the IV/IRA conflict in Ireland, 1919-1921, entitled 'Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War: Counter Insurgency and Conflict.' I have also published papers on various aspects of that war and also on other insurgencies. I write a regular blog on those and other related matters, which can be read at https://eamonntgardiner.wordpress.com/ My research interests include Feminism and De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism, Insurgency, Police and Military Histories, Institutional Histories. Subaltern Studies, International History of the 20th Century, Modern Irish History, Historiography, History of Conflict, Peace Keeping/Enforcement/Protectorates, Spheres of Influence, Hegemonic Theories, Old and New Terrorism.
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