Photograph taken in Ireland in 1972

Photograph taken in Ireland in 1972, of a girl firing the gun of her wounded boyfriend in a battle against the British army (He survived after being transported to safety, she faced the British soldiers until she was killed).

When the English battalion commander discovered that they had fought a woman, he ordered his soldiers not to touch her corpse and allowed the Irish to bury her. They heard the English commander exclaim; "The queen does not care about us like this woman cared about her man and her land."

The photo was chosen for Women's Day in Ireland, along with the phrase: "Don't be afraid to be associated with a strong woman. The day may come and she will be your only army."

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