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The RUC 1922-2000: A Force Under Fire [Paperback]

Chris Ryder
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Book Description

6 Jan 2000
The 2nd revised edition tells the inside story of the 13000 men and women of the RUC, many of whom have paid with their lives, or been maimed in the course of duty. Ryder traces the origins of this unique force from the partition of Ireland in the 1920s, to the turmoil of the Troubles and the challenges set down by the Patten Report.


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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (6 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099410990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099410997
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 592,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is going to be viewed, depending on your opinion of the situation in Northern Ireland. This would be a mistake, This not only a history of the force but that of Ireland. It starts from the force in the whole of ireland thru the setting up of the state of N.I. and the changes of the police to those events. It gives the inside views of the people involved. It pulls no punches and makes admissions not widely heard. Reading this book will give a better insight into the problems of northern ireland and the difficulties of the police, as a target for all sides. I found impossible to put down and have a high respect for the people who have the guts and courage to wear the uniform. Unlike other police forces, once they take that choice, their lives and those around them are changed forever and there is no turning back.
Are you that Brave?
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I bought this book for a friend, and they enjoyed it. Have yet to read it myself, but I will.
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