On the morning of 21 November 1920, fourteen men lay dead across Dublin City after a synchronised IRA attack designed to cripple British intelligence services in Ireland. Still, thousands of people were on their way to watch the Gaelic football match between Dublin and Tipperary. Trucks of police and military rumbled through the streets, some of them headed for Croke Park. There was a sense of danger in the air.
In the Bloodied Field, the author recounts the extraordinary story of Bloody Sunday and the shooting in Croke Park that changed history forever. In a deeply intimate and detailed account, he tells for the first time the personal stories of those killed, of the police and military personnel, and of the families left shattered in the aftermath, all against the backdrop of a fierce conflict that stretched from the streets of Dublin and the hedgerows of Tipperary to the halls of Westminster.