The scrap :
a true story from the 1916 rising /
|Main Creator:||Kerrigan, Gene, author.|
In the last few hours of the 1916 Easter Rising, twenty year old Charlie Saurin came face to face with his Commander in Chief, Patrick Pearse. In a final gamble, Pearse had a desperate plan to save the collapsing rebellion. It required the sacrifice of Saurin and his comrades. 'The Scrap' is the true story of the rising, from first-hand evidence, as seen by one rebel unit - F Company, 2nd Battalion - following them from the first skirmish in Fairview to the inferno of the GPO. Told in the context of some of the major events of that week, the story of F Company brings alive the excitement, the humour, the horror, and the contradictions of a decisive moment in the creation of the Irish state.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index.
Physical description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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