MICHAEL COLLINS: Infamous Assassinations TV -
31,704. August 22nd 1922 County Cork, southern Ireland: As twilight falls a small military convoy approaches the village of Beal na Blath. Suddenly shots ring out from a hillside overlooking the road. The convoy stops and a brisk fire-fight develops ... The leader of the new Irish Free State drops to the ground. (Ireland & Assassination Cases) Infamous Assassinations: Michael Collins
31,705. The British react to the Republican campaign with ferocity. Irregulars are recruited from unemployed former soldiers to supplement regular forces. Known as the Black and Tans these men become notorious for their savagery. (Ireland & Assassination Cases) ibid.
31,706. As anticipated, the most the British will agree to is a free state still within the British Empire and with the King as titular head. The six counties of Protestant Ulster are to be partitioned off. (Ireland & Assassination Cases & Northern Ireland & United Kingdom) ibid.
31,707. December 6th 1921 London: As he signs the Treaty at two thirty in the morning, Collins says, ‘I may have signed my death warrant.’ (Ireland & Assassination Cases)
31,708. Amazingly neither at the time or later is any enquiry held into who killed Collins. (Ireland & Assassination Cases) ibid.