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The Robinstown Affair : A War Of Independence Story

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ISBN: 9781527283626
AuthorO`LEARY JIM
Pub Date01/03/2021
BindingPaperback
CountryIRL
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Quick overview One hundred years ago, the tranquillity of the small Meath village of Robinstown was rudely interrupted as eleven military vehicles converged on the place. On board was a mixed party of soldiers, police and Auxiliaries, more than forty of them in total. They had spent the morning conducting house-to-house searches in Ardbraccan and Bohermeen where they had made a number of arrests. The main target of their attention in Robinstown was the pub and grocery store at the crossroads, premises owned by the Chandlers, a prosperous Protestant family. The Auxiliaries entered the premises, while the soldiers and regular RIC men remained outside, and proceeded to loot and ransack the place, terrorising and abusing the occupants as they did so.
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The raid lasted an hour and a half and produced twelve rounds of ammunition which were discovered in a cupboard drawer. Dick Chandler, the only male member of the family, then aged twenty-six, was arrested and taken away to Navan. The Auxiliaries were to return that evening and carry out another raid which was even more frightening for the family than the first.

Why were the Chandlers targeted? What happened to Dick? Were the Auxiliaries who behaved so outrageously brought to book? Why did the Robinstown affair become an international news story and the subject of heated exchanges on the floor of the House of Commons? Did it play a part in preparing the way for the Truce between the British forces and the IRA that was agreed in July?
The answers to these questions and much more can be found in Jim O'Neills publication ‘The Robinstown Affair: A War of Independence Story’

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The raid lasted an hour and a half and produced twelve rounds of ammunition which were discovered in a cupboard drawer. Dick Chandler, the only male member of the family, then aged twenty-six, was arrested and taken away to Navan. The Auxiliaries were to return that evening and carry out another raid which was even more frightening for the family than the first.

Why were the Chandlers targeted? What happened to Dick? Were the Auxiliaries who behaved so outrageously brought to book? Why did the Robinstown affair become an international news story and the subject of heated exchanges on the floor of the House of Commons? Did it play a part in preparing the way for the Truce between the British forces and the IRA that was agreed in July?
The answers to these questions and much more can be found in Jim O'Neills publication ‘The Robinstown Affair: A War of Independence Story’

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