Drafts for "Brother Against Brother",
|Main Creator:||Deasy, Liam, 1896-1974|
1/ : Ms drafts and notes for "Brother Against Brother". 10 items.
2/ : Typescript document "Beal Na Blath" about the death of Michael Collins. 6 pages.
3/ : Typescript document "The Civil War 1922-1923 and Aftermath" by Liam Deasy. 77 pages.
4/ : Three exercise notebooks with ms notes and drafts: "14th August 1922 to 19th August"; "14th December"; "14th December 1922 to Capture January at Lattin".
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Liam Deasy was an IRA officer in the 3rd Cork Brigade (West Cork) during the War of Independence. He opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and sided with the anti-treaty IRA in the Civil War. He was in command of a band of republican guerrillas in West Cork where Michael Collins was killed. He was captured by the Free State forces and sentenced to death. He was spared execution when he signed a document ordering the men under his command to surrender themselves to the government. "Brother Against Brother" is his civil war memoir.
Physical description: 4 folders (15 items)
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