17 July 2022
Clear Hold Rebuild: The National Army Counterinsurgency Campaign in Cork during the Irish Civil War, PhD Thesis, University College Cork | Gareth Prendergast, Forthcoming 2022
Azure Forum Adjunct Senior Fellow Gareth Prendergast recently submitted his PhD research thesis on counterinsurgency in Cork during the Irish Civil War. His research analyses the counterinsurgency strategy practiced by the National Army in Cork during the Civil War period and how it compares to modern military doctrine. Using the lens of a serving military practitioner and modern student of Military Arts and Science, Gareth examined the counterinsurgency campaign in Cork using primary research material obtained from archives in Ireland and the UK. His research adds to the overall narrative of the Civil War and offers an alternative viewpoint of this contentious period of Irish history.