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This section contains a draft list of some of the source material available on the subject of Internment in Northern Ireland, from 1971-1975. The list has been compiled from a number of sources, including the CAIN bibliography, the British Humanities Index, and the catalogue of the Northern Ireland Political Collection in the Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Any reference which is followed with the letters (LHL) can be found in the Linen Hall Library.
CAIN Bibliography: All items with the word 'Internment' in the title.
Adams, Gerry. (1990), Cage Eleven. Dingle: Brandon Books.
Brady, Brian., Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1975), Internment, 1971-1975. Dungannon: The Authors.
Derrick, Ray. (2002), We Came in the Morning.... Lewes: The Book Guild Ltd.
Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1974), Long Kesh: The Iniquity of Internment, August 9th 1971 - August 9th 1974. Dungannon: The Authors.
Kennally, Danny., and Preston, Eric. (1973), Belfast, August 1971: A Case to be Answered. London: Independent Labour Party.
McGuffin, John. (1973), Internment. Tralee: Anvil Books.
McGuffin, John. (1974), The Guineapigs. London: Penguin Books.
O Tuathail, Seamus. (1972), They Came in the Morning: Internment, Monday August 09, 1971: Torture and Brutality in the North. Dublin: Sinn Féin (Official) [PDF File; 166KB]
Graham, John. (1971), 'Long Kesh', The Spectator, 6 November, p.648.
Hadden, Tom. (1975), 'The Debacle of Ulster Internment', New Society, 6 February, pp.315-317.
Kershaw, Richard. (1971), 'Belfast: A Week After', New Statesman, 20 August, p.223.
McGuffin, John. (1971), 'When They Came in the Morning', New Blackfriars, Vol. 52, (December) pp.532-541.
Spjut, R.J. (1975), "Executive Detention in Northern Ireland: the Gardiner Report and the N.I. (Emergency Provisions) (Amendment) Act 1975, The Irish Jurist, Vol.X, (new series) part 2, (winter) pp.272-299.(LHL)
n.a. (1971), 'Ulster After the Round Up', The Economist, 14 August, pp.17-18.
n.a. (1971), 'Ulster: Our Vietnam?', New Statesman, 22 October, pp.525-526.
n.a. / Hibernia. (1974). '71 Internment '74, Supplement to Hibernia, Hibernia: Fortnightly Review, Friday 9 August 1974, 8 pages, (Includes contributions from: Kevin Boyle; Michael McKeown; and Robert Fisk), [PDF; 3666KB]. Dublin: Hibernia Magazine. (LHL)
Great Britain. Parliament. (1971), Report of the Enquiry into Allegations Against the Security Forces of Physical Brutality in Northern Ireland Arising out of Events on 9 August 1971.. [Compton Report] London: HMSO.
PRONI Records – Internment.
NAI Records – Internment.
Brady, Brian., Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1975), Internment, 1971-75. Dungannon: the Authors. (LHL)
Campaign for Social Justice in Northern Ireland. (1971), Northern Ireland - The Mailed Fist, A Record of Army and Police Brutality from August 9 - November 9, 1971 / foreword by Tony Smythe, Campaign for Social Justice, in collaboration with the Association for Legal Justice. Dungannon: Campaign for Social Justice in Northern Ireland.
Devlin, Bobby. (n.d.1974?), An Interlude with Seagulls: Memories of a Long Kesh Internee Belfast: the author.
Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1973), Whitelaw’s Tribunals, Long Kesh Internment Camp, Nov.1972 - Jan. 1973. Dungannon: the authors. (LHL)
Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1972), British Army and Special Branch RUC Brutalities, December 1971 - February 1972. Dungannon: the authors.
Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond., (with some material of the Assoc. of Legal Justice). (1974) Long Kesh - The Iniquity of Internment, August 9th 1971 - August 9th 1974. Dungannon: the authors. (LHL)
Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1975), The Shame of Merlyn Rees, 4th year of Internment in Ireland, Long Kesh 1974-1975. Dungannon: the authors. (LHL)
Faul, Denis., and Murray, Raymond. (1975), The Flames of Long Kesh, 15-16 October 1974 [and] The Murder of Hugh Gerard Coney, Internee, 6th November 1974. Dungannon: the authors. (LHL)
McCullough, Phil., and Farrell, Mike. (1974), Behind the Wire, Belfast: Peoples Democracy. (LHL)
Northern Aid, in co-operation with the Association for Legal Justice. (1972) Torture: The Record of British Brutality in Ireland. Dublin: Northern Aid, in co-operation with the Association for Legal Justice. (LHL)
O Tuathail, Seamus. (1972), They Came in the Morning: Internment, Monday August 09, 1971: Torture and Brutality in the North. Dublin: Sinn Fein (Official). [PDF File; 166KB] (LHL)
Peoples Democracy. (1981), Internment ’71; H-Block ’81: The Same Struggle. Belfast: Peoples Democracy. (LHL)
Spjut, R.J. (1986), Internment and Detention Without Trial in Northern Ireland 1971-1975: Ministerial Policy and Practice / reprinted from the Modern Law Review, (Nov) pp.712-740. (LHL)
Ulster Unionist Party (1971), Internment, Members Brief 5th october 1971. Belfast: Ulster Unionist Council. (LHL)
Unionist Research Department (1972), The Case for Internment. Belfast: Unionist Research Department. (LHL)
Young, Rochfort., and Adams, John. (1975), The Case for Detention. London: Bow Publications Ltd. (LHL)
Ephemeral and Other Publications:
Amnesty International (1971). A Report on Allegations of Ill-Treatment made by persons arrested Under the Special Powers Act after 8th August 1971.
Anti-Internment News, No. 2: Bulletin of the Anti-Internment League, London: Anti-Internment League, 1972.
Anti-Internment News, No. 4: Bulletin of the Anti-Internment League, London: Anti-Internment League, 1972.
Compton, Sir Edmund. Northern Ireland: Further Investigation into Arrests under the Special Powers Act, London: Author, 1971 / Report by Compton to Reginald Maudling re. 3 arrests; Bernard Patrick McGeary; Anthony Edward Rosato and William Anthony Shannon. [12 typed pages] (LHL)
Conditions in Long Kesh Internment Camp, the Maze, County Down, Northern Ireland / A Report presented to the Rt. Hon. Edward heath, P.M. by nine Catholic Priests, 20 June 1973. [5 typed pages] (LHL)
Conservative Party, Conservative Research Department. (1972), Detention of Terrorists (N.Ireland) Order, 1972, London: Conservative Research Department. [15 typed pages] (LHL)
Free the People, Long Kesh Concentration Camp, The Internees, 1973. [Broadsheet; 4 pages] (LHL)
Government of Northern Ireland: Press Release. (1971) Statement by the Government of Northern Ireland, Tuesday 21st September 1971, Belfast: Government of Northern Ireland, 1971. [3 typed pages] (LHL)
NICRA, Information Sheet on Women Internees, Belfast: NICRA, 1973. [5 typed pages] (LHL)
Participation of the Army in Arrest, Detentions and Internment, Draft of chapter from book - author and title unknown; 1972? [18 pages] (LHL)
Peoples Democracy. (1977), Legalised Internment: How "Justice" works in the Six Counties, Belfast: Peoples Democracy, Movement for a Socialist Republic, 1977. [9 pages; reprint from Sept/Oct. 1977 issue of Unfree Citizen] (LHL)
Radcliffe, Hugh. (1972), Internment in Hugh Radcliffe and Martin Smyth (eds.) The Twelfth Belfast: County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast, pp 10-11.
Students Union (1971), Srcular, Students' Union Circular on Internment, issued 13 October 1971. [PDF File: 1,512KB]
National Newspaper Articles:
Aris, Stephen. (1971), 'Northern Ireland: the True Price of Fear', The Sunday Times, 29 August, p.39.
Chesshyre, Robert., Deeley, Peter., Wilby, Peter., and Holland, Mary. (1971), 'Faulkner's Last Throw', The Observer, 15 August, p.7.
O'Brien, Conor. Cruise. (1971), 'Ireland: the Smell of Civil War', The Observer, 12 September, p.8.
O'Hagan, Des. (1972). Letters From Long Kesh, (Series of letters written while interned), first published in The Irish Times from 15 January to 1 July 1972.
The book 'Internment' contains 16 black and white photographs.
A Question of Torture, (World in Action Series) , I.T.V,
25 September 1972.
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