The Sacking of Tuam 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 Two RIC constables were shot in an IRA ambush outside of Tuam. Two others were disarmed & released. Later that evening, Tuam became the first town to suffer a reprisal as Black and Tans burn the town hall, shoot & throw grenades in the streets.

A BURNT-OUT shell: Tuam Town Hall in July 1920.
A BURNT-OUT shell: Tuam Town Hall in July 1920.

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