Three Bandon members of the I.R.A. are killed in an ambush set by the Essex Regiment. The I.R.A. men John Galvin, Lieutenant Jim Donohue and Joe Begley thought they were meeting a British army deserter on the outskirts of their home town. The facts of the case are as muddy now as they were in that highly volatile time, but it does appear that the men were given little chance to surrender.