The Angry Brigade: A history of Britain's first urban guerrilla group

Between 1970 and 1972, the Angry Brigade used guns and bombs in a series of symbolic attacks against property. A series of communiqués accompanied the actions, explaining the choice of targets and the Angry Brigade philosophy: autonomous organization and attacks on property alongside other forms of militant working class action. Targets included the embassies of repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques and factories, government departments and the homes of Cabinet ministers, the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. These attacks on the homes of senior political figures increased the pressure for results and brought an avalanche of police raids. From the start the police were faced with the difficulty of getting to grips with a section of society they found totally alien. And were they facing an organization—or an idea

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Dec 24 2012 02:29

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Steven.
Dec 24 2012 11:59

This is a great book, thanks for posting. (On a sub editing note, I fixed article capitalisation, fixed tags and changed content type to history as it's a historical text)

smush
Feb 4 2013 06:17

Couldn't agree more Steven. This is a fascinating read. Good lessons for anyone being dragged through the courts.