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Irish War of Independence

The British made their first conciliatory gesture, calling off the policy of house burnings as reprisals

Monday Jun 06, 1921
Ireland

On 6 June 1921, the British made their first conciliatory gesture, calling off the policy of house burnings as reprisals. On the other side, IRA leaders and in particular Michael Collins, felt that the IRA as it was then organized could not continue indefinitely. It had been hard-pressed by the deployment of more regular British soldiers to Ireland and by the lack of arms and ammunition.


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