1921 - Start of a reprisal burning at Meelin, Co. Cork

Scene of a reprisal burning at Meelin, Co. Cork, 14th January 1921. The Brown Family farm cottage was destroyed in an official British reprisal. This photograph was taken at the moment the official reprisal began, and shows the men of the village being rounded up and guarded by British soldiers, while other soldiers were blowing up a nearby farm.
Photograph by W.D. Hogan of 56 Henry Street, Dublin.
Courtesy National Museum of Ireland, HE:EW.2078

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