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In March 1988 three unarmed members of an IRA active service unit shot dead by SAS operatives in Gibraltar were buried in Belfast’s Milltown Cemetery Loyalist terrorist Michael Stone unleashed a deadly rampage at their funeral killing three people and leaving 50wounded before he was apprehendedSTONE COLD not only looks at Stone’s life but reveals sensational new evidence regarding the two soldiers who were caught up in the funeral cortege for the Milltown victims The televised act of frenzied mob violence that resulted in their murders battered senseless and then shot sent shockwaves around the world and through Belfast itselfMartin Dillon’s gripping account draws on his extensive conversations with Stone now serving a life sentence in the Maze Prison to present a chilling portrait of a charming boastful meticulous sentimental and above all lethal killerIn March 1988 three unarmed members of an IRA active service unit shot dead by SAS operatives in Gibraltar were buried in Belfast’s Milltown Cemetery Loyalist terrorist Michael Stone unleashed a deadly rampage at their funeral killing three people and leaving 50wounded before he was apprehendedSTONE COLD not only looks at Stone’s life but reveals sensational new evidence regarding the two soldiers who were caught up in the funeral cortege for the Milltown victims The televised act of frenzied mob violence that resulted in their murders battered senseless and then shot sent shockwaves around the world and through Belfast itselfMartin Dillon’s gripping account draws on his extensive conversations with Stone now serving a life sentence in the Maze Prison to present a chilling portrait of a charming boastful meticulous sentimental and above all lethal killerIn March 1988 three unarmed members of an IRA active service unit shot dead by SAS operatives in Gibraltar were buried in Belfast’s Milltown Cemetery Loyalist terrorist Michael Stone unleashed a deadly rampage at their funeral killing three people and leaving 50wounded before he was apprehendedSTONE COLD not only looks at Stone’s life but reveals sensational new evidence regarding the two soldiers who were caught up in the funeral cortege for the Milltown victims The televised act of frenzied mob violence that resulted in their murders battered senseless and then shot sent shockwaves around the world and through Belfast itselfMartin Dillon’s gripping account draws on his extensive conversations with Stone now serving a life sentence in the Maze Prison to present a chilling portrait of a charming boastful meticulous sentimental and above all lethal killer


8 thoughts on “Stone Cold: True Story of Michael Stone and the Milltown Massacre

  1. says:

    Dillon's 'Shankill Butchers' and 'Trigger Men' are both reuired reading for anyone researching the Northern Ireland conflict for my money he is the best author to ever tackle the subject and his books are highly authoritative 'Stone Cold' was a book that I never read in its paperback form due to its rarity so I was pleased to be able to purchase a digital copyIt's easy to see why this book has never been reprinted in a physical format Whilst the accounts of Stone's terrorist career are compelling they're clearly based on Stone's own testimony which as anyone who has battled through his autobiography can attest is hardly reliable Dillon does his best to separate the fact from fiction and adds his own commentary to Stone's accountsThe book is fairly even handed as Dillon tends to be and I found the accounts of the RUC response to the Milltown attack to be uite insightful The descriptions of the murky world of military intelligence are interesting and seldom found in such detail in most Troubles related booksWhere I found the book troublesome was the lurch into conjecture regarding the Corporals' murders in 1988 Dillon makes some fairly serious claims about the two men but offers nothing in the way of either evidence or suggestions as to where his information has come from Given that this book was written in 1992 and the ideas presented about the Corporals have never taken hold in the general narrative of the conflict one can only assume that Dillon's claims were inaccurateOverall this is an interesting read but I don't believe that it has stood the test of time uite as well as Dillon's other notable works


  2. says:

    If you want to know about the dirty fingernail details of the Northern Ireland conflict I suggest you read all of Martin Dillon's books on the topic even now after revelations of collusion coming into the light his books are still relevant it helps also he takes no side and is entirely readable It's hard to mark a page and stop Horrifying and important read them all it's an education


  3. says:

    Good historical account by an authority on the Ireland situation


  4. says:

    Brilliant


  5. says:

    Bought as a present


  6. says:

    Good read but just seemed to lose its path in last third


  7. says:

    Interesting read


  8. says:

    A1