7 houses are destroyed by military authorities for failing to report an ambush which killed 3 policemen. Ireland.
Item title reads - Reprisals by order. 7 houses destroyed by military authorities for failing to report ambush in which 3 policemen were killed. Midleton, Ireland.
M/S of a shop with signs saying 'Michael Ahern' above the door. Horses and carts, and people walk about outside. M/S of another house with the roof partly off, another house has its roof and windows missing. M/S of ruins of the houses which are completely destroyed. Children and adults walk among the wreckage.
M/S of the house with no windows again. L/S of a street with people walking along it. We see the Michael Ahern shop again. M/S of an armed policeman talking to a woman, others walk down the street. M/S of two men stood outside a gate which says 'Motors for Hire'. The camera pans across the wreckage of the houses, M/S of the wreckage.