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The Resource An army of tribes : British Army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland, Edward Burke, (electronic resource)

An army of tribes : British Army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland, Edward Burke, (electronic resource)

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An army of tribes : British Army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland
Title
An army of tribes
Title remainder
British Army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Edward Burke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first such study of Operation Banner, the British Army's campaign in Northern Ireland. Drawing upon extensive interviews with former soldiers, primary archival sources including unpublished diaries and unit log-books, this book closely examines soldiers' behaviour at the small infantry-unit level (Battalion downwards), including the leadership, cohesion and training that sustained, restrained and occasionally misdirected soldiers during the most violent period of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It contends that there are aspects of wider scholarly literatures - including from sociology, anthropology, criminology, and psychology - that can throw new light on our understanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland. It also offers fresh insights and analysis of incidents involving the British Army during the early years of Operation Banner, including the 1972 'Pitchfork murders' of Michael Naan and Andrew Murray in County Fermanagh, and that of Warrenpoint hotel owner Edmund Woolsey in South Armagh. The central argument of this book is that British Army small infantry units enjoyed considerable autonomy during the early years of Operation Banner and could behave in a vengeful, highly aggressive or benign and conciliatory way as their local commanders saw fit. The strain of civil-military relations at a senior level was replicated operationally as soldiers came to resent the limitations of waging war in the UK. The unwillingness of the Army's senior leadership to thoroughly investigate and punish serious transgressions of standard operating procedures in Northern Ireland created uncertainty among soldiers over expected behaviour and desired outcomes. Overly aggressive groups of soldiers could also be mistaken for high-functioning units - with negative consequences for the Army's overall strategy in Northern Ireland.--
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Burke, Edward
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Great Britain
  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Great Britain
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An army of tribes : British Army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland, Edward Burke, (electronic resource)
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text
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CR9781786948632
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 374 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781786940971
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1029207457
Label
An army of tribes : British Army cohesion, deviancy and murder in Northern Ireland, Edward Burke, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781786948632/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781786948632
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 374 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781786940971
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029207457

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