The Black and Tans arrive in Ireland 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 The first batch of Black and Tans arrived in Ireland. They are there to bolster an ailing Irish police force. Most of these men were ex-British soldiers from WW1. 1/5 of them were Irish. Very few had a criminal record. However, they created a lasting impression of brutality in Ireland.

P.S. I know this photo is of Auxiliaries and not Black and Tans but I think it’s hard to find a good picture of the Black and Tans that really conveys what they were and how they acted in Ireland.

#Ireland #History

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