Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 November 2012

320 Pages | Two maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199658824

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The Black and Tans

British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence, 1920-1921

D. M. Leeson

  • The first serious study of the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries, and the part they played in the Irish War of Independence
  • Tells the story of the Irish conflict from the police perspective for the first time, and casts casting new light on the British government's responsibility for reprisals, the problems of using police to combat insurgents, and the causes of atrocities in revolutionary wars
  • Draws from a wide range of both British and Irish sources, so provides an impartial perspective on a controversial subject
  • Written in an accessible, non-technical style