Today in Irish History - Easter Rising, Day 3.
The Battle of Mount Street Bridge.
Some of the bloodiest fighting of the 1916 Rising commences on this day in the Battle of Mount Street Bridge. An inexperienced British regiment, the Sherwood Foresters are involved in combat with 17 Irish rebels under the command of Lieutenant Mick Malone who would die in the battle. Over two days, the British troops engaged in a number of full frontal assaults against a well entrenched group of rebels.
The fighting at Mount Street resulted in almost two thirds of British casualties in Easter week. A total of four officers and 216 other ranks were killed or wounded during the engagement.
Attached: British Troops behind a barricade of empty beer casks. Easter Rising 1916.