The Day Michael Collins Was Shot
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Solves the mystery surrounding the ambush and killing of Michael Collins. The author Meda Ryan drawing on eye-witness accounts never before published, painstakingly reconstructs, in minute-by-minute detail, the last four days of Michael Collins's life and follows, mile by mile, his fatal journey through his home county of Cork. Eighty years ago on August 22nd 1922 one of the most famous leaders in Irish history was shot dead in Béal na mBláth, Co. Cork. The name Michael Collins can still to this day split entire families in Ireland - bringing to the foreground the bitter enimity that existed in civil war Ireland.
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