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American Mission to Ireland

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
British Pathé
Produced by:
British Pathé
Year:

1921
Duration:

39 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

This newsreel shows a group of delegates sent from the US Congress to investigate what was happening in Ireland in 1921. They visit villages in rural Ireland and see the devastation caused by the War of Independence, which resulted in partly demolished cottages and burned out houses.

This assistance from America was largely the result of Eamon de Valera’s 18 month American mission from June 1919, which helped secure recognition of an Irish Republic and much need financial assistance during these turbulent times of war.

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