#OnThisDay 1922 Erskine Childers was executed by the Irish Free State for illegal possession of a gun. Before he was shot, he shook hands with the firing squad & told them to stand closer as “it will be easier that way”. His son became the President of Ireland.
Erskine Childers Executed Beggar’s Bush 1922
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar