Book review: Death in the Fields examines a vicious corner of an embattled North
Jonathan Trigg, historian and former British soldier, focuses on Tyrone’s role in the conflict in this painstakingly even-handed and insightful study
British security forces developed a special loathing for the IRA’s fearsome East Tyrone Brigade.
In July 1984, the SAS shot and killed bomber William Price during an attempted Provo attack on a factory in Ardboe. Back at headquarters, soldiers celebrated by eating a cake shaped like a cross with the dead man’s name and “RIP” written in icing.
Gruesome stories like this are littered throughout Jonathan Trigg’s impressively researched and even-handed study of Tyrone’s role ...