The Customs House Fire 1921

#OnThisDay 1921 Dublin Brigade IRA set the Customs House on fire. Crown Forces quickly surrounded it & over 100 IRA were arrested & 5 killed. Dublin Fire Brigade snuck many trapped Volunteers out & kept the fires burning for days. The mission was a success insofar as it hoped to burn the tax records held in the building and use the image of a tenet of the British establishment in Ireland on fire as a propaganda tool.


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