In January 1920 British ex-soldiers were recruited to reinforce the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). These new recruits were known as Black and Tans because of the distinctive uniform they wore - khaki military trousers and dark green police tunics. Black and Tans can be seen at 01:20. The Royal Irish Constabulary, under strength and demoralised, was reinforced by temporary recruits from Britain - the rank-and-file (paid 10 shillings a day) were the ´Black and Tans´; and an elite corps of Auxiliaries (paid a £1 a day and known as ´Auxies´). Auxies are also seen in action in this film. Some of the footage here is the same as in ´Military Manoeuvres´.