The Siege of Tralee 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 The Black and Tans unleash a fury of reprisals in Kerry for over a week after the capture (&execution) of two policemen. The Siege of Tralee would see them fire on people leaving church, burning down the town hall, killing civilians, curfews etc.

(For a much more detailed and better telling of the Siege of Tralee, @theirishstory  has a great piece on it. As with all of John’s work, it’s great. Read it here:
http://www.theirishstory.com/2012/11/06/the-siege-of-tralee-november-1-9-1920/#.XbwjjEX7Su5 
)

#Ireland #History

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