Assassination. The Death of Sir Henry Wilson (1961)
Book ID: 64520
Assassination. The Death of Sir Henry Wilson and the Tragedy of Ireland. London: Hutchinson, 1961. Pp, 224. Illustrated with photos. A fine bright copy in dust jacket.
Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, formerly Britain’s top soldier, was assassinated on the steps of his home in Eaton Place, London, on June 22nd, 1922, by IRA men Reginald Dunne and Joe O’Sullivan.
Wilson was the most senior British military or political figure to die during the Irish revolution and his death inadvertently triggered the outbreak of the Irish Civil War just six days later.
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