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The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969-2007 (Guide To...)

The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969-2007 (Guide To...) [Kindle Edition]

Aaron Edwards
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""The Northern Ireland Troubles: Operation Banner 1969-2007", tackles what is a very difficult subject in a detached way. I think this was the correct approach and it drives this 96-page book down a straight historical pathway."
- Keith Nairn-Munro, "Toy Soldier & Model Figure "(December 2012)

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The British campaign in Northern Ireland remains one of the most controversial actions in recent history. This ebook by Aaron Edwards considers the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of what become the longest ever campaign embarked upon by British troops.

The 38-year campaign, codenamed Operation Banner, went through a number of phases. It began as a peacekeeping operation, morphed into a counter-insurgency operation and ending as a policing and counter-terrorism force. Banner was massive in scale. No less than 10,000 troops were on active service throughout the campaign and at one point as many as 30,000 men and women were deployed on Ulster’s streets.

Drawing on extensive new research, this book presents an authoritative introduction to the ‘Troubles’, providing a strategic analysis of the successes and failures of the campaign.

The Osprey Guide To... series is a reworking of the popular Essential Histories series, now available as non-illustrated eBooks at a fantastic low price.

The maps and text remain the same, giving a strong historical overview of some of the most important conflicts and theatres of war from the ancient world through to modern times.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11883 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (4 Jun 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Aaron Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, specialising in terrorism and counter-insurgency. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and UK Higher Education Academy, he holds a PhD from the Queen's University of Belfast. His latest book 'Mad Mitch's Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire' was published by Mainstream Publishing/Transworld Books in February 2014.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy-to-read military history 25 Aug 2013
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I was hoping for a bit more context to the military operation, but as a MILITARY history, this is a lovely read.

Simple, clear delivery of important dates, facts and figures, with enough narrative to make it a compelling read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very clear and highly accessible 26 April 2012
I recently visited Belfast and was taken on a 'taxi tour' of the city, which included Shankhill and Falls Roads, the Peace Barriers and other localities affiliated with 'The Troubles'. Upon returning home I wanted to learn more about what happened in Northern Ireland and why the threat of unrest remains prevalent today. I came upon this book in my local Waterstones.

The book is written in an accessible manner, introducing the history clearly whilst at the same time providing ample detail for those familiar with the subject matter. The authors examine the origins of the troubles before discussing in detail the role played by the army throughout 'Operation Banner' and the steps taken by politicians (both British and Irish) in restoring peace. I am not familiar with British military history nor do I follow current military activities so unfortunately the author's expertise was wasted on me at some points. Nevertheless I stand by my conviction that the book is a very clear and accessible introduction and would recommend it both for those in my position and for those interested in military history seeking a detailed appraisal of the role the army played in the Northern Ireland Troubles.
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very interesting book
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