1920-1939 | Burning villages | Media propaganda | Punitive operations

Reprisals in Ireland – convent burned – random civilians murdered

18 January 1921 Following an ambush of auxiliary police on a country road in County Galway by the IRA, injuring six cadets, several lorry loads of British soldiers disembarked in the nearby village of Headford shortly after 10.30 pm on 18 January 1921. They immediately began to fire eight buildings in a reprisal operation, including the…