Female Spies in the Irish War of Independence

TitleFemale Spies in the Irish War of Independence
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSchaefer, Kate Murphy
MagazineHistory Today
Issue Number8
Pagination64 - 70
Date Published08/2018

The article details the use of women by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the Irish uprising and civil war, beginning in 1918 when IRA leader Michael Collins acknowledged that women could complete tasks unable to be done by men. Women spies discussed included secretary for the British Army's 6th Division Headquarters Josephine Marchmont, postal worker Siobhán Creedon who intercepted telegraphs, and General Post Office clerk Nancy O'Brien who worked on coded messages under British Under-Secretary James McMahon. [Author]

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