In this episode we examine the men who made up the notorious Black & Tans and the impact they had when they first arrived in Ireland. There has been a lot of discussion around these men in the last few months so it was fascinating to dive in and see who they really were. Criminals? Shell shocked war vets? Or just opportunistic mercenaries? Like all things, the answer is always more complicated than it seems but is vital in understanding what happened next in the War of Independence.
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