I know that this subject has cropped up in a few threads previously but I was unable to find them, so I've started a new one
Anyway in searching at the NA last month I came across a series of documents, which I think have only just been released, which throws a bit more light on the unnecessary executions immediately following the Easter Rising and the role played by the British Army.
The two documents that I am going to post are a 'Certificate of Execution' signed by Captain Whitehead (sp?) and also the plan that was devised to execute the prisoners.
In the latter document I find it quite, what’s the word? - disturbing - that although the men had not yet been found guilty the graves had already been dug and the quicklime already ordered!
The whole document makes quite sober reading and I'm sure that a similar scenario was enacted for all the men executed by the Army 1914-8.
I wonder what happened to Captain Whitehead?
If there is interest I can scan and post more of the documents (I only photocopied about 10)