On Another Man’s Wound by Ernie O’Malley



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Publisher: Rich & Cowan, Ltd., London and Dublin

Publication Date: 1937

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition Hardcover with dust jacket now protected in removable cover. First edition 3rd printing. This copy is signed by Etáin O’Malley, daughter of the author. A famous and exceptionally well-written narrative of the fighting in Kerry during the Irish revolution, published in America as “Army Without Banners.” Ernie O’Malley was one of the leading fighters in the ‘people’s war’ – as he called it – against the British campaign in Ireland 1920-21. Those were the guerilla days when small groups of poorly-armed Irish Volunteers, the Irish Republican Army, whose military training was for the most part elemental, fought to achieve the aims of 1916 as endorsed emphatically through the general election of 1918: freedom from foreign rule. O’Malley was an Irish Republican Army officer during the Irish War of Independence and a senior commander of the anti-treaty IRA during the Irish Civil War and wrote three books about his experiences, On Another Man’s Wound, The Singing Flame, and Raids and Rallies. Very nice copy. Collector’s Item.