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Before co-founder of the American School in London Peter Waller died he gave. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Irish Flames: Peter Waller's true story of the arrival of the Black and Tans as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.
All of the hallmarks of John Waller's earlier travel writing works are there - the colourful descriptions of the landscape, and particularly the informative historical background to, in this case, the beginnings of the troubles in Ireland. However, the novel format also reveals a skill for building drama and well-observed characters and I realy look forward to the follow-on, Atlantic Affair. 12 people found this helpful.
Before co-founder of the American School in London Peter Waller died he gave a partial manuscript to the author, his half-brother. His story is based on his memories of his childhood and the 1920 arrival of the Black and Tans. It is set in heart-wrenching times, intertwining flames of freedom, flames of hate and flames of love.
Before Peter Waller died he gave a partial manuscript to the author, his half-brother. Here is Peter's story.
He wrote an autobiographical manuscript, the second half of which became Irish Flames - Peter Waller's true story of the arrival of the Black and Tans. Part Two of Atlantic Affair incorporates even more of Peter's manuscript. Atlantic Affair consists of three parts. Part One is a description of one of Ireland's greatest yachtsmen Otway Waller's single-handed voyage made in 1930 following the route of his friend and gun-runner Conor O'Brien's circumnavigation, in which he demonstrated the value of the self-steering system he invented, the first to enable a yacht to run unattended before the wind.
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The Black and Tans were created after the First World War by Winston Churchill and other ministers who were faced with a increasing tide of violence from the IRA, which had launched a campaign to drive Britain out of Ireland. This is known as the War of Independence, though republicans took to calling it the "Tan War". With the IRA inflicting heavy casualties on the Royal Irish Constabulary, killing more than 50 of its officers, London created new forces to cope with republican insurrection.
The Black and Tans (Irish: Dúchrónaigh) were constables recruited into the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) as reinforcements during the Irish War of Independence. Recruitment began in Great Britain in January 1920 and about 10,000 men enlisted during. Recruitment began in Great Britain in January 1920 and about 10,000 men enlisted during the conflict. The vast majority were unemployed former soldiers from Britain who fought in the First World War, although some were from Ireland.
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Before Peter Waller, co-founder of the American School in London, died in 1990 - he is pictured below aged eight - he gave a partial manuscript to the author, his half-brother. Irish Flames is a thriller. Irish Flames brings together, in tender affection, the Green and the Orange in the War of Independence. They unite against the barbaric Black and Tans, brought over by the British to "beat the hell out of the Irish". If the persons approaching (a patrol) carry their hands in their pockets, or are in any way suspicious looking, shoot them down.