Irish War of Independence (1919-1921) (10 photos)



Anglo-Irish War was a guerrilla war fought from 1919 to 1921 between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the British security forces in Ireland. It was an escalation of the Irish revolutionary period into warfare.
via National Library of Ireland

The Burning of Cork, 14 December 1920

A prayer vigil, during the Irish Civil War, in London, 14 July 1921

The car in which Lord French was ambushed, sergeant pointing out bullet hole, Dublin, December 1919

Clean up after fire at former munitions factory, Parkgate Street, Dublin, June 4, 1921

A fraction of the thousands of people flocking each day to visit and pray at ‘bleeding’ statues set up in a yard beside T. Dwan’s newsagents, Main Street, Templemore, Tipperary, August 1920

Dublin and Cork fire brigade appliances, December 1920

Friends of the victims and members of the military outside Jervis Street Hospital during the military enquiry into the Bloody Sunday shootings at Croke Park, 21 November 1920

Funeral procession of Major E. Smyth and Captain A.P. White on the quays in Dublin, 14 October 1920

Group of women activists holding protest posters and an American flag, being directed by policemen, at an unidentified location, December 1920

Black and Tans man in uniform on duty, smoking and posing with a Lewis gun, Dublin, circa 1920