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The Resource British spies and Irish rebels : British intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945, Paul McMahon, (electronic resource)

British spies and Irish rebels : British intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945, Paul McMahon, (electronic resource)

Label
British spies and Irish rebels : British intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945
Title
British spies and Irish rebels
Title remainder
British intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945
Statement of responsibility
Paul McMahon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the Irish Times' Books of the Year, 2008<BR> Rebellion, partition and a messy peace settlement ensured that Ireland was a constant thorn in Britain's side after 1916. Britain was confronted by the bombs and bullets of militant republicans, the clandestine intrigues of foreign powers and the strategic dangers of Ireland's wartime neutrality - a final, irrevocable step in the country's difficult transition to independence.<BR> Using newly-opened archives, this book reveals for the first time how the British intelligence system responded to these threats. It lifts the lid on the underground activities of Britain's secret agencies - MI5, MI6/SIS and the Special Branch. It puts secret intelligence in the context of the government's other sources of information and explores how deep-rooted cultural stereotypes distorted intelligence and shaped perceptions. And it shows how, for decades, British intelligence struggled to cope with Ireland but then rose to the challenge after 1940, largely because the Dublin government began to share its secrets. The author casts light on characters long kept in the shadows - IRA gunrunners, Bolshevik agitators, Nazi agents, Irish loyalists who acted as British spies. His compelling book fills a gap in the history of the British intelligence community and helps explain the twists and turns of Anglo-Irish relations during a time of momentous change.<BR><BR> PAUL MCMAHON gained his PhD from Cambridge University.--
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McMahon, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • History of British intelligence
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Espionage, British
  • Intelligence service
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
Label
British spies and Irish rebels : British intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945, Paul McMahon, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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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
CR9781846156144
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 516 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
9781846156144
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)811506822
Label
British spies and Irish rebels : British intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945, Paul McMahon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781846156144/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781846156144
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 516 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
9781846156144
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)811506822

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