IRA at­tacks on crown forces in Mun­ster

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map is based on the RIC’s ‘Weekly Out­rages Against Po­lice’ records, which com­piled daily re­ports of IRA at­tacks against the RIC and Bri­tish mil­i­tary from March 1920 to July 11, 1921. The re­ports are not a com­pre­hen­sive ac­count­ing of all IRA at­tacks, as they of­ten un­der- fa­tal­i­ties, ex­clude a num­ber of IRA op­er­a­tions and omit events prior to March 1920. Data has been com­piled for 610 IRA at­tacks on crown forces and in­clude pre­lim­i­nary RIC es­ti­mates of Bri­tish ca­su­al­ties (killed and wounded). Every cir­cle on the map rep­re­sents an in­diThe vid­ual IRA at­tack on crown forces. Each at­tack is weighted, with those pro­duc­ing crown forces’ ca­su­al­ties (both killed and/or wounded) be­ing awarded a greater value. (Crown forces’ deaths and wound­ings are weighted the same.) For ex­am­ple, an IRA at­tack where crown forces sufre­port fered three dead and one wounded re­ceives a value of four, while an at­tack where crown forces suf­fered no ca­su­al­ties re­ceives a value of one, so the map mea­sures both the fre­quency of events and Bri­tish ca­su­al­ties. [Source: Na­tional Ar­chives UK, CO 904/148–150]

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