The I.R.A. Coventry Explosion of 1939
Book ID: 65592
The Trial of Peter Barns and Others. (The I.R.A. Coventry Explosion of 1939). London: Hodge, 1953. First Edition. Pp, xiii, 284. Red buckram boards in pictorial dust jacket. Jacket lightly worn, book in nice bright condition.
Notable British Trials Series, Volume 77
On 25 August 1939, five people died and 70 were injured when an IRA bomb exploded in Coventry city centre. James McCormick and Peter Barnes were hanged for their role in the bombing – although they did not plant the device. McCormick claimed his orders were “not to endanger life” The man who claimed to have planted the bomb – Joby O’Sullivan, from Cork – was never caught.
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