Lt. Col Gerald B Smyth Shot Dead by IRA 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 Lt. Col Gerald B Smyth was shot dead by the IRA in Cork. Smyth had given a speech in Listowel RIC advocating the shooting of civilians. His assassin said “Colonel, were not your orders to shoot on sight? Well you are in sight now, so prepare.”

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