Erskine Childers executed today 1922

#OnThisDay 1922 Erskine Childers, the gun smuggling Irish Republican was executed by the Free State for illegal possession of a gun. Before he was shot, he shook hands with the firing squad & told them to stand closer to make it easier for them. His son later became the fourth President of Ireland.
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Erskine Childers

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