Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike That Rocked an Empire


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At the end of his court-martial on August 16th, 1920, Terence MacSwiney, the Lord Mayor of Cork, greeted his sentence of two years in jail by declaring: `I have decided the term of my imprisonment...I shall be free, alive or dead, within a month.' Four days earlier, British troops had stormed the City Hall in Cork and arrested MacSwiney on charges of possessing an RIC cipher and documents likely to cause disaffection to his Majesty. He immediately began a hunger strike that sparked riots on the streets of Barcelona, caused ...

Terence MacSwiney: The Hunger Strike that Rocked an Empire 2010, O'Brien Press Ltd, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9781847171825