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The Tans – 1920

New York Tribune 29th September 1920 p1

"A Black and Tan on duty in Dublin" by National Library of Ireland  Wikimedia Commons -

“A Black and Tan on duty in Dublin” by National Library of Ireland
Wikimedia Commons –

The Black and Tans fired indiscriminately through the streets of Conakilty Sunday, smashing windows and causing considerable damage. At Moycullen a lorry filled with armed police rounded up the townspeople coming from mass, separated the men from the woman and drove the former into a field. A man, apparently the leader of the police, addressed them. He announced that a local land agent who had been forced to leave town was about to return home and that if a hair of his head was touched, six Republicans would fall in revenge.

After an attack on a police escort at Ardrahan, County Galway the local town hall was burned down by the police.

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