This collection documents one man's attitude to war and his difficult acceptance of peace, his experience of capture, imprisonment, hunger strike and finally release. In these letters, however, ‘No Surrender Here!' also captures the voices of both the leadership and the rank and file: the detached and often inappropriate orders from above, and the confusion of men who, in some cases without boots on their feet, know that theirs is a hopeless cause. Letters to friends and family also reveal the more personal costs of war.
Prisoners: The Civil War Letters of Ernie O'Malley by Ernie O'Malley, Richard English, Cormac K. H. O'Malley
The Singing Flame by Ernie O'Malley
The Singing Flame covers the period 1922-1924, and has been called a "work of great historical importance" -- Irish Independent.
Ernie O'Malley: An IRA Intellectual By Richard English
This thematic biography draws heavily on previously unseen archival material, and will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of modern Irish politics and the history of the IRA.