Black and Tans


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the Black and Tans a specially recruited armed auxiliary police force sent to Ireland in 1921 by the British Government to combat Sinn Féin

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Word Origin for Black and Tans

name suggested by the colour of their uniforms and the Black and Tans hunt in Munster
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