Merrion Press 🔖is on the cusp of publishing a new book by Jonathan Trigg.

COMING SOON

DEATH IN THE FIELDS
THE IRA AND EAST TYRONE
JONATHAN TRIGG

 

 

‘In Belfast the Provos were trying to make the 6 o’clock news, in East Tyrone they were trying to kill you.’

With the advent of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Provisional IRA (PIRA) became active in the towns and villages of East Tyrone, the volunteers forming the so-called East Tyrone Brigade and carrying out attacks on members of the security forces. Drawing volunteers from the region’s tight-knit Catholic communities, many with republican sympathies dating back generations, the Brigade became renowned for the deadly nature of its attacks and its operational and technological innovations.

By the mid-1980s, with a hard core of experienced volunteers and a mass of weaponry from Colonel Gaddafi’s Libyan government, the East Tyrone Brigade were successfully prosecuting a ‘no-go zone’ strategy designed to change the face of the war in Northern Ireland. Then, one spring night in May 1987, the Brigade launched an attack on the Royal RUC’s isolated base in the Armagh village of Loughgall. The British were waiting. All eight members of the East Tyrone Brigade team were killed. From then onwards the Brigade was fighting for its life, and by the time of the IRA Ceasefire in 1997, PIRA’s feared East Tyrone Brigade was a shadow of its former self.

This is the story of the war in the fields, towns and villages of East Tyrone, as told by the people who fought it.

Paperback • €19.99 | £16.99 •  304 pages •  215 mm x 135 mm • 9781785374432

 

On Sale 20 April 2023
€19.99 | £16.99

 

 

 

 

About the Author

A graduate of Bristol University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Jonathan Trigg served as an infantry officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment, completing tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, as well as the Gulf. He is the author of over a dozen books of military history, his book on the destruction of Hitler’s Axis allies in Russia, Death on the Don, being nominated for The Pushkin Prize for Russian history in 2014.

Coming Soon @ Jonathan Trigg

Merrion Press 🔖is on the cusp of publishing a new book by Jonathan Trigg.

COMING SOON

DEATH IN THE FIELDS
THE IRA AND EAST TYRONE
JONATHAN TRIGG

 

 

‘In Belfast the Provos were trying to make the 6 o’clock news, in East Tyrone they were trying to kill you.’

With the advent of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the Provisional IRA (PIRA) became active in the towns and villages of East Tyrone, the volunteers forming the so-called East Tyrone Brigade and carrying out attacks on members of the security forces. Drawing volunteers from the region’s tight-knit Catholic communities, many with republican sympathies dating back generations, the Brigade became renowned for the deadly nature of its attacks and its operational and technological innovations.

By the mid-1980s, with a hard core of experienced volunteers and a mass of weaponry from Colonel Gaddafi’s Libyan government, the East Tyrone Brigade were successfully prosecuting a ‘no-go zone’ strategy designed to change the face of the war in Northern Ireland. Then, one spring night in May 1987, the Brigade launched an attack on the Royal RUC’s isolated base in the Armagh village of Loughgall. The British were waiting. All eight members of the East Tyrone Brigade team were killed. From then onwards the Brigade was fighting for its life, and by the time of the IRA Ceasefire in 1997, PIRA’s feared East Tyrone Brigade was a shadow of its former self.

This is the story of the war in the fields, towns and villages of East Tyrone, as told by the people who fought it.

Paperback • €19.99 | £16.99 •  304 pages •  215 mm x 135 mm • 9781785374432

 

On Sale 20 April 2023
€19.99 | £16.99

 

 

 

 

About the Author

A graduate of Bristol University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Jonathan Trigg served as an infantry officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment, completing tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, as well as the Gulf. He is the author of over a dozen books of military history, his book on the destruction of Hitler’s Axis allies in Russia, Death on the Don, being nominated for The Pushkin Prize for Russian history in 2014.

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