Pig in the Middle
The Army in Northern Ireland 1969-1984
by Desmond Hamill
Methuen London, 1985, b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0413508005
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, ex-library (tape residue on front and back covers, cancelled stamp to inside front and back covers, sticker residue on inside back cover), dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear with sticker on spine (see photographs)
'Over a long period of research, Desmond Hamill gained access to the decision-makers in the Army and in the corridors of power at Whitehall best able to explain how the Army itself has seen and understood its role in Northern Ireland since 1969. Based largely on their personal views, this is a story of confusion of aims and amazing ignorance of people and attitudes; of dogged determination, great courage, mistakes, many frustrations and a few triumphs. It is the authentic voice of the soldier at the sharp end - whether a red-tabbed general or a sweaty patrol commander.'