Executed - Tom Williams and the IRA, by Jim McVeigh & a foreword by Joe Cahill

£9.99
Executed - Tom Williams and the IRA, by Jim McVeigh & a foreword by Joe Cahill

Executed - Tom Williams and the IRA, by Jim McVeigh & a foreword by Joe Cahill

Published by Beyond the Pale in 1999, 120 pages. Paperback (N5239)

From the rear side cover: Tom williams was one of six IRA volunteers sentenced to death by hanging in 1942. A group of eight, including two women, had mounted a diversionary operation to take the attention away from three republican parades held in belfast to celebrate the 1916 Easter Rising. All such parades had been banned under the stormont regime since the partition of ireland and the introduction of the civil authorities (Special Powers) act of 1922. A police patrol managed to capture the group but not before an exchange of shots which resulted in the death of RUC constable Patrick Murphy. Although only 18 years old Tom Williams was in charge of the unit and in a controversial statement to the police he assumed full responsibility for the shooting

Following a remarkable international reprieve campaign,the colonial governor of Northern Ireland commuted five of the six death sentences to terms of penal servitude. But the british had decided that Tom Williams should hang.

Jim McVeigh, himself a former republican prisoner, has pieced together a revealing account of the fateful operation and its aftermath, and he has been ably assisted by leading republican Joe Cahill, one of those sentenced to death with Tom Williams

Condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has some very minor scuffs, and some light nibbling along the edges, but the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover

Condition New