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Old 01-12-2005, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Killyoursons
Au contraire. Hart's book is worth a read. He cites various eyewitness accounts, but the really key thing he mentions is that the story of the false surrender only cropped up years after the event. Neither Barry nor anyone else in his unit made any reference to it at the time, even in the official report to the IRA. But it seems wildly implausibe that Barry wouldn't have mentioned such a key fact to his superiors. If Hart is right in that, it's pretty unlikely that there really was a false surrender.
Thanks. It hadn't occurred to me that there might have been eye witnesses. Sounds quite plausible- as has been said, it was a vicious war.
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