Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Committee Chair

Jason Knirck

Second Committee Member

Roxanne Easley

Third Committee Member

Amanda Link

Abstract

This study examines the performance of the British authorities’ intelligence operations against those of the Irish Republican Army during the years 1919-1921. It is a reassessment of previous perceptions on the British as well as an examination of the British administration and its policies that adversely affected the success of their campaign against Irish nationalists. Upon its conclusion, this study will show that British law enforcement and the military were in fact more successful in combating Irish nationalists than previously believed.

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