Thursday, January 22, 2015
Richard Behal's War: Part 1
In the early 1960's, Kerry volunteer Richard Behal led a series of raids in the South that included an attack on the power supply during Princess Margret's visit to Ireland, a damaging attack on the then-fastest British warship, and a daring escape from Limerick prison. In the process Behal ran afoul of the Free Staters, the British, and barely escaped the death penalty from the IRA itself.
He tells his story in his own words here for the first time. Part Two to follow:
Article on the escape: