IRA Terror on Britain’s Streets 1939–1940
The Wartime Bombing Campaign and Hitler Connection
Imprint: Pen and Sword True Crime
240 Pages, 6 x 9.25 in, 16 black and white illustrations
- April 2021
- In Stock
On 25 August 1939, detectives in London defused three devices set to detonate that afternoon at 2.30 and arrested four terrorists. At the same time an identical bomb exploded in Coventry city center killing five civilians and injuring 50, the highest body count of the campaign.
Numerous arrests were made nationwide but ill-trained personnel and additional national security resulting from the threat of Nazi invasion caused the campaign to falter and fade away in early 1940. The author, a former detective, is well qualified to write this book, having spent 18 months in Northern Ireland combatting terrorism, for which he was commended by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Lord Imbert, for displaying ‘courage, dedication and detective ability’.