The burning of Knockcroghery village, Co. Roscommon, 1921
On the evening of 20 June 1921, Colonel Commandant Thomas Stanton Lambert was assassinated at Benown near Glasson in Co. Westmeath. Hours later, the small village of Knockcroghery in south Co. Roscommon was set ablaze by the Black and Tans, seemingly in an act of retribution for Lambert's murder.
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