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  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated by the events of "Black Whitsun" on 13–15 May 1921.




  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    General election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    A general election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland was held on 13 May. Sinn Féin won 124 of the new parliament's 128 seats unopposed, but its elected members refused to take their seats.




  • Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House

    Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    The biggest single loss for the IRA, however, came in Dublin. On 25 May 1921, several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House (the center of local government in Ireland) in Dublin city center. Symbolically, this was intended to show that British rule in Ireland was untenable. However, from a military point of view, it was a heavy defeat in which five IRA men were killed and over eighty captured.




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