Aftermath of Bloody Sunday: November 1920
On the 21st November 1920 the IRA assassinated 12 British Army Officers in and around Dublin who were members of the notorious Cairo gang in an operation organised by Michael Collins. Later the same day, IRA Officer Dick McKee along with two of his comrades were shot dead in Dublin Castle allegedly while trying to escape. McKee Barracks in North Dublin is named after Dick McKee.
The photograph shows the guard of honour at the removal of the remains of the assassinated British Army Officers from St.Bricin's Hospital on their journey to their final resting place in Britain.