IRA Orders Women Spies are to be Exiled, Not Shot 1920

#OnThisDay 1920 The IRA, in their General Orders, stated that women who were convicted of being a spy would not be killed, but instead would have seven days to leave the country. Perhaps, the most famous exception to this rule was that of Mrs Lindsay in Cork who informed the British Army that there was an ambush laid for them in Dripsey. This information saw the capture and execution of seven IRA volunteers.

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