“The Black and Tans and the Anglo-Irish War” by Richard Willcocks
16 Nov

“The Black and Tans and the Anglo-Irish War” by Richard Willcocks

The year 2020 marks the centenary of the deployment of the ‘Black and Tans’, a paramilitary police force composed of WW1 veterans, against the newly-formed IRA. The talk explores the bitter conflict, and the ruthless acts by both sides, which included intimidation, assassinations, and reprisals. 

This meeting will be held in Cobham.  Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.  We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door.  This includes tea, coffee and biscuits at the break (before the Q&A session with the speaker).

Members joining us at Cobham can use our new cashless card system and use their credit card/phone with the new reader that will be available at the signing in desk.

To help make things easier and safer, we are asking those coming to Cobham to bring their own mug for coffee or tea.

Richard’s talk starts at 8pm.  Doors open at Cobham at 7:15pm and the meeting starts at 7:45pm.

The image shows a group of Black and Tans and Auxiliaries outside the London and North Western Hotel in Dublin following an attack by the IRA, April 1921

Cobham Day Centre, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LY, UK
16 Nov 2022 19:45