Kitson’s Irish War: The brigadier behind Britain’s dirty war in the North

In a new history of the early days of the Troubles, barrister David Burke paints a picture of the man in charge of the British army’s operations as cold, solitary and utterly ruthless

Brigadier Frank Kitson: a new history argues that, as head of the British army in the North between 1970 and 1972, his colonial mindset and heavy-handed tactics made the Troubles even bloodier than they should have been