Border Campaign (Irish Republican Army)

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The Border Campaign (12 December 1956 – 26 February 1962) was a campaign of guerrilla warfare (codenamed Operation Harvest) carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) against targets in Northern Ireland, with the aim of overthrowing British rule there and creating a united Ireland.Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA by Richard English (ISBN 978-0-19-517753-4), page 73

Popularly referred to as the Border Campaign, it was also referred to as the "Resistance Campaign" by some republican activists.Similarly, Sean Cronin, IRA Chief of Staff at various points during the campaign, titled his account of the 1956-57 period "Resistance - The story of the struggle in British-Occupied Ireland,"Book reprinted in IRIS - The Republican magazine, issue number 20, summer 2007, ISSN 0790-7869, under the pen-name Joe McGarrity

This was the third republican campaign against the Northern Ireland polity. The first took place during the Irish War of Independence, the second took place from......
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