Missing in Action is my terminology. The link at the bottom of this article shows a list of books recommended for everyone to read and understand the troubles! But, both in terms of what it lists, but also in terms of what it leaves out.
There are books covering aspects of both sides of paramilitaries, of ordinary people and how they were affected, but nothing about the military or the police, which to my mind is a shortfall. But even more glaringly obvious is the lack of any books covering the LGBT community during the trouble, either individually or as groups. For the military I suggest the following:
- Contact by AFN Clark
- A Long Long War: Voices from the British Army in Northern Ireland 1969-98
and for our community, possibly
- When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon
I would ask any of readers to suggest other books to cover all of our community. But also remember to read the reviews that we have here on our own site, at NIGRA.
And just to add other spice to the mix: