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Author Kautt, William H. (William Henry), 1968- author.

Title Arming the Irish Revolution : gunrunning and arms smuggling in Ireland, 1911-1922 / W. H. Kautt.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2021]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  941.50821 K168a 2021    ---  Available
Description xiii, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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Series Modern war studies
Modern war studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Arming before the War of Independence -- Arms acquisition in the early part of the War for Independence -- Rebel arms manufacturing and bomb making -- IRB arms centers : buying and moving the "stuff" -- "Sweet Mauser music" : overseas suppliers & rebel operations to the close of the Revolutionary Era -- The Northern Divisions : from truce and treaty to civil war -- The costs, the dangers, and the counters : accident, arrest, imprisonment, death -- Assessment of the Republican arms procurement campaigns, 1918-1921 -- Conclusions -- Appendix: Other munitions factories and shops.
Summary "Supply is so critical to warfighting that armies win and lose wars over it. In Arming the Irish Revolution, W.H. Kautt uses the complicated history of Ireland's revolution as a backdrop to examine in detail how the Irish rebels acquired their weapons to fight the most powerful army in the world and, ultimately, to obtain their independence. While there are studies that examine various elements of issues and topics surrounding arms acquisition during this period, none has done so comprehensively, or as more than just a backdrop to another topic. As a result, there has been no assessment of these activities or their influences on the outcomes of the war. The republican movement in Ireland created and kept a considerable number of documents, which have survived and are now available to researchers. Within those pages is the story of the movement's successes and failures, a story that Kautt brings to life in this book"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ireland -- History -- War of Independence, 1919-1921 -- Logistics.
Illegal arms transfers -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Illegal arms transfers. (OCoLC)fst00967176
Logistics. (OCoLC)fst01002084
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
War of Independence (Ireland : 1919-1921) (OCoLC)fst01355288
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700632275 hardcover
0700632271 hardcover
9780700632282 electronic publication
Standard No. 40030780434

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