Some historical goodness over at Sipsey Street
Some of you that have heard me lecture on the history of terrorism might have remember me mentioning the 1916 Easter Uprising. I use it as a prime example of a lack of understanding of asymmetrical warfare and going all 3GW when 4GW was the order of the day. On the other hand, the Easter Uprising and its failure was what lead to a paradigm shift in tactics, in my opinion, to 4GW, in the IRB.
Also consider the PSYOPS and Information Operations perspective of the operation as it pertains to the public and world view on the Irish fight for independence. That impact still resonates today.