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Author: Kieran E. McMullen
 ISBN: 978-1-908056-21-4. 
128pp + 4pp cover. 210 mm x 148 mm. Cover colour, Text black & white.

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The Book:

During the 1916 Easter Rising the greatest worries of the Rebels were manpower and weapons. The loss of the Aud with its 20,000 rifles, 10 machine-guns and ammunition had dealt their plans a fatal blow. Now they had to face an enemy with modern rifles, machine-guns and artillery armed only with limited out-dated, clandestinely purchased and, in the case of ammunition and explosives, often hand-made ordinance.

“Weapons of the Easter Rising” Kieran describes not only their weapons, but those the British Army used in retaliation. While not claiming to be the definitive guide to every weapon used, this book – copiously illustrated with photographs and illustrations (many of the Author’s own collection of historic weapons) and written with the lay reader in mind – is the ideal introduction to this hitherto overlooked but vital aspect of the Easter Rising, 1916.

The Author:

A retired US Army Lt-Col. of Field Artillery, veteran of the Korean DMZ and Operation Desert Storm, Kieran McMullen also served 14 years in law enforcement. A trained shooting reconstructionist and firearms instructor, he also has a BA in Irish History.

Kieran and his wife Christina have a small farm in coastal Darien, Georgia
with horses, chickens, and an Irish Wolfhound, and frequently visit Ireland, where his affinity with the Easter Rising is explained by his recently-uncovered relative, Patrick Murray, who was in the GPO in 1916 and took part in The O’Rahilly’s charge in Moore Street. Wounded, he was sent to Frongoch and later fought in the War of Independence.

The author of several published works of fiction including
“Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels”, in “Weapons of the Easter Rising”, Kieran has drawn on his encyclopaedic knowledge of historical weapons to produce an accessible and comprehensive overview of the weapons used in the struggle to create a free and independent Ireland. 

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