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Irish War of Independence

British Colonel Gerald Smyth was assassinated by the IRA in the County Club in Cork city

Saturday Jul 17, 1920
Cork, Ireland

On 17 July 1920, a British Colonel Gerald Smyth was assassinated by the IRA in the County Club in Cork city in response to a speech that was made to police officers of Listowel who had refused orders to move into the more urban areas, in which he stated "you may make mistakes occasionally, and innocent persons may be shot, but that cannot be helped.


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