Irish Bureau of Military History - Witness Statements

War of Independence

Witness Statements taken from the Bureau of Military History (1913-21)

Tipperary and Limerick Statements ONLY

The Bureau of Military History was established by the Minister for Defence and former Officer Commanding Dublin Brigade IRA, Mr. Oscar Traynor, T.D. on 1 January 1947. The objective was ‘to assemble and co-ordinate material to form the basis for the compilation of the history of the movement for Independence from the formation of the Irish Volunteers on 25 November 1913 to the [signing of the Truce] 11 July 1921.

N.B: A Word of Caution. It is recommended that before exploring the Witness Statements, that you read Diarmuid Ferriter's Essay 'In Such Deadly Earnest'. This essay offers a brief history of the Bureau of Military History aswell as good advice and insight when analysing the different accounts.

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Last update:20/09/2011