The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London is a well-researched and highly detailed account of the events leading up to the infamous hostage standoff between the London Metropolitan Police (the Met) and four members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the winter of 1975. With eye-witness and first-hand testimony, this book examines the terror campaign leading up to the clash, the political context of the time, how both sides handled the hostage situation, and the strategies and tactics used by the police to safely diffuse the volatile situation. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Background to the 1974-1975 London ASU Campaignp. 5
Phase Onep. 37
Phase Twop. 89
December 6th, 1975p. 129
The Siege, December 7th-12th, 1975p. 161
Post Siege Eventsp. 235
Observations on the Balcombe Street Siegep. 245
Postscriptp. 263
Indexp. 287
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