Year ‘21

Episode 11: The Barracks Boys

March 12, 2021

Policing in 1921 is in disarray as the RIC is hit by mass resignations. Enter the Black and Tans, the Auxiliaries and the Ulster Special Constabulary to bolster up policing. Tara and Declan explore how these organisations operate, and learn that reprisals are state sanctioned. And they discuss how the forces have gone down in history, with the help of historians Éamon Phoenix, Brian Hanley, Richard Doherty and Police Museum curator Hugh Forrester. Please be advised that the sound of gunshots is featured in this episode.

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