The Battle of Great Brunswick Street 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 An Auxiliary Patrol, with an armoured car, on its way to raid an IRA HQ on Great Brunswick (Pearse) Street is ambushed. Two Auxies, two Volunteers & three civilians were killed & several of each group wounded. Two IRA Volunteers were captured and one of the them later hanged. The ambush was successful but the machine gun from the armoured car forced the flight of the IRA. The Auxiliaries found nothing of worth in the IRA HQ.
Along with the executions that morning, it was the bloodiest day in Dublin since Bloody Sunday.

#Ireland #History

Armoured Car Dublin

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