At Crossbarry, Co. Cork, on 19 March 1921 over 100 IRA volunteers, under the command of Tom Barry, were almost surrounded by a combined force of regular British Army and Auxiliaries of at least ten times that number. What happened? What were its consequences? And what does it tell us about the conduct of the War of Independence generally? Listen to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham in discussion with John Borgonovo, Bill Kautt, Eve Morrison and Gerry White.
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Image caption: IRA commander Tom Barry—at Crossbarry his aggressiveness was tempered by his decisiveness in responding to an unfolding situation.