The Scrap

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The Scrap

The Scrap In the last hours of the Easter Rising year old Charlie Saurin came face to face with his Commander in Chief Patrick Pearse In a final gamble Pearse had a desperate plan to save the collaps

  • Title: The Scrap
  • Author: Gene Kerrigan
  • ISBN: 9781781620359
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the last hours of the 1916 Easter Rising, 20 year old Charlie Saurin came face to face with his Commander in Chief, Patrick Pearse.In a final gamble, Pearse had a desperate plan to save the collapsing rebellion.It required the sacrifice of Saurin and his comrades.The Scrap is the true story of the rising, from first hand evidence, as seen by one rebel unit F Company,In the last hours of the 1916 Easter Rising, 20 year old Charlie Saurin came face to face with his Commander in Chief, Patrick Pearse.In a final gamble, Pearse had a desperate plan to save the collapsing rebellion.It required the sacrifice of Saurin and his comrades.The Scrap is the true story of the rising, from first hand evidence, as seen by one rebel unit F Company, 2nd Battalion following them from the first skirmish in Fairview to the inferno of the GPO.Told in the context of some of the major events of that week, the story of F Company brings alive the excitement, the humour, the horror and the contradictions of that decisive moment in the creation of the Irish state.

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      Published :2018-05-26T00:17:28+00:00

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    1. Helena Stone on said:

      If I’m perfectly honest, I have to admit that I didn’t really want to read this book. Since I live in Ireland it has been impossible not to be aware of the upcoming commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising. Considering how long the lead up has been, I was fed up with the whole event before it even started. But my reading group was adamant they wanted to read about the rising and that it had to be a non-fiction book. So I took to the catalogue of my library and discovered only one title of whi [...]

    2. Siria on said:

      The blurb on this is misleading—the "desperate plan to save the collapsing rebellion" was never put into action and occupies maybe ten pages of this otherwise engaging popular history. Gene Kerrigan pieces together a patchwork overview the events of the 1916 Rising in Dublin from the various personal testimonies of those who were there. While some of the big names feature—Pádraig Pearse, James Connolly—Kerrigan focuses his account mostly on a relatively small group, the F Company of the I [...]

    3. Paul Mcloughlin on said:

      Only a series of snapshots of what happened in that fateful week, but a cracking read all the same, and a clever way of giving the reader a documentary style run through the crucial events in Dublin (and , briefly, elsewhere). Vivid, tightly written, balanced and unsparing. Highly recommended.

    4. Sheila on said:

      Wonderful book ,explaining in simple and generally uncomplicated language, the lead up to the Easter Rising and the story of a particular group of fighters. Brought the whole story to life , reflecting the human side of the story from the perspective of some of the soldiers and families. Also included civilians and how they were affected. The most interesting thing for me was what happened to some of the survivors became an actor in Hollywood!!I've recommended this book to many as it whets your [...]

    5. Francisco Rebollo on said:

      Exhilarating bird's-eye-view of the 1916 rebellion. Street by street, shoulder to shoulder and through the eyes of the participants, this book highlights and backstory to 'the scrap' that was the Easter Rising. Kerrigan achieves a credible, detached and fair voice which relates this incredible chapter in history in a flowing narrative.There is no glamorizing, air-brushing or agenda here, the human story of both sides gets a chance to shine through. Details have been painstakingly drawn from many [...]

    6. Ted Farrell on said:

      Highly readable history of the 1916 Easter Rising based on the statements of survivors. Written in a simple direct style, the author captures the frenetic nature of the conflict. One slight disappointment for me was the absence of all but the very occasional reference to the view of members of the British army to the conflict. I'm quite sure such records exist. It's a pity they weren't incorporated into the story.

    7. Betty on said:

      If the author should happen to read this comment then I'd just like to ask him why he seems to have so little interest in the role of Sean Russell? Anyone who knows the area, the 1916 era personalities or the story of Annesley Bridge would almost certainly want to discus this unique revolutionary and his role in the rising.

    8. Mak Horner on said:

      Interesting take on the Easter Rising as seen from the diaries/contemporaneous documents of F Company

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