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She Sacrificed Her Life For Her Fiancé Who Survived


A photograph taken in Ireland in 1972 of a girl shooting from the gun of her fiancé who was wounded in a battle against the British army, her wounded fiancé survived after being transported by car to a safe place, while his girlfriend clashed with British soldiers until she was killed.


When the commander of the Battalion of The English Soldiers found out that they were fighting a woman, he ordered his soldiers not to touch her body and allowed the Irish to bury her and they heard the English commander repeat this sentence:


“We defend a queen who doesn’t care about us. And this woman cares about her lover and her land.”


The photo was chosen for Women’s Day in Ireland and they wrote this sentence:


“Don’t be afraid to be associated with a strong woman and the day may come and she’ll be your only army.”


The photo was taken by the Irish photographer Colman Doyle. The original caption: “A woman IRA volunteer on active service in West Belfast with an AR18 assault rifle”. The IRA fighters nicknamed this gun “The Widowmaker.”

Source: https://www.kontraband.com/post/ee4470fc0b7

Source: https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/female-ira-fighter-1970s/

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