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Football, Flags and Fighting (1970–71)

Gareth Mulvenna

in Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries: The Loyalist Backlash

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383261
eISBN:
9781786944061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383261.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter Three places the oral histories in the context of the growth of republican violence and in particular focuses on the last weekend of June 1970, when events occurred which led to the formation ... More


Convergence (1972)

Gareth Mulvenna

in Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries: The Loyalist Backlash

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383261
eISBN:
9781786944061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383261.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the convergence between the nascent loyalist paramilitaries, most notably the Red Hand Commando and Young Citizen Volunteers, with the Tartan gangs which had been so prominent ... More


Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries: The Loyalist Backlash

Gareth Mulvenna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383261
eISBN:
9781786944061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383261.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries is a new oral history of the loyalist backlash of the early 1970s in Northern Ireland. In the violent maelstrom of Belfast in 1971 and 1972 many young members of ... More


From Boys Brigade Belts and Bibles to Bombs and Bullets (1972–75)

Gareth Mulvenna

in Tartan Gangs and Paramilitaries: The Loyalist Backlash

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383261
eISBN:
9781786944061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383261.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the dynamics of paramilitary loyalism and the involvement of the interviewees in operations including murder. The chapter demonstrates that the transition from Tartan gangs to ... More


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