The recapture of the border town of Beleek that was seized by the Sinn Feiners. At the end of May 1922 Joe Sweeney, commander of the pro-Treaty forces in Co Donegal, occupied Pettigo, a town that straddled the Donegal/Fermanagh border and soon the ´Belleek - Pettigo Triangle´ (the portion of Fermanagh contained by Lower Lough Erne) looked as if it would fall to the Free State. Fifty A-Specials arrived by boat and commandeered Magherameenagh Castle only to be driven out by the Free State forces. Churchill ordered several hundred troops with artillery to converge by land and water on Belleek and Pettigo. The two villages were surrounded and shelled by howitzers. three IRA men and one Special Constable were killed. The final operation is well filmed here.
Title sourced from the Irish Film Archive.