Bloody Sunday (1962)
Book ID: 64731
Bloody Sunday. London: Peter Davies, 1962. First Edition. Pp, 212. A a near fine copy in dust jacket.
Illustrated with plates.
Sunday, November 21, 1920, was a decisive day in the Irish nation’s long, bloody struggle for independence from Great Britain. Fourteen British secret agents in Dublin were assassinated by an elite unit known as ‘The Squad’ under orders from Michael Collins.
That afternoon in Croke Park, 14 people including one player (Michael Hogan from Tipperary), lost their lives, when a mixed force of Royal Irish Constabulary Auxiliary Police and Military stormed into Croke Park and opened fire on the crowd. It is estimated that 60 – 100 people were injured.