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Text: Martin Melaugh ... Research: Fionnuala McKenna
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This section contains a draft list of some of the most relevant works on the subject of Internment in Northern Ireland, 1971-1975. The reader should also consult the CAIN bibliography for other references to this event and for the full citations to the following items.

Key Texts

Adams, Gerry. (1990), Cage Eleven. Dingle: Brandon Books.

Brady, Brian., Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1975), Internment, 1971-1975. Dungannon: The Authors.

Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1974), Long Kesh: The Iniquity of Internment, August 9th 1971 - August 9th 1974. Dungannon: The Authors.

Great Britain. Parliament. (1971) Report of the Enquiry into Allegations Against the Security Forces of Physical Brutality in Northern Ireland Arising out of Events on 9 August 1971. [Compton Report]

Kennally, Danny., and Preston, Eric. (1973), Belfast, August 1971: A Case to be Answered. London: Independent Labour Party.

McGuffin, John. (1973), Internment. Tralee: Anvil Books.

McGuffin, John. (1974), The Guineapigs. London: Penguin Books.

O Tuathail, Seamus. (1972), They Came in the Morning: Internment, Monday August 09, 1971: Torture and Brutality in the North. Dublin: Sinn Féin (Official) [PDF File; 166KB]

General Reference Texts

Bardon, Jonathan. (1992) A History of Ulster. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
Bew, Paul., and Gillespie, Gordon. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.
Coogan, Tim Pat. (1995) The Troubles: Ireland's Ordeal 1966-1996 and the Search for Peace. London: Hutchinson.
Elliott, Sydney., and Flakes, W.D. (1999) Northern Ireland: A Political Directory 1968-1999 Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David. (2000) Making Sense of the Troubles. Belfast: Blackstaff Press.
McKittrick, David., Kelters, Seamus., Feeney, Brian., and Thornton, Chris. (1999) Lost Lives: The stories of the men, women and children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland troubles. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.
Sutton, Malcolm. (1994) An Index of Deaths from the Conflict in Ireland 1969-1993. Belfast: Beyond the Pale. [See also the revised and updated Sutton Index of Deaths.]


See also the list of source material for this section.


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