Assassination. The Death of Sir Henry Wilson and the Tragedy of Ireland. London: Hutchinson, 1961. First Edition. Pp, 224. A very good copy in pictorial dust jacket. Presentation copy signed by the Author on front free endpaper.
'On 22nd June 1922 Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, was shot dead on the steps of his London home by two members of the Irish Republican Army. Wilson was one of the most hated figures in the Catholic South. He was also a great soldier and statesman, and national hero to the English. His assassination increased the strain of Anglo-Irish relations to breaking point. In this account of his death and of the subsequent trial and execution of the two men held responsible for it, Rex Taylor has vividly re-created one of the most dramatic episodes in modern British history.'