Home The Irish Civil War Curious Persons

Curious Persons

447
0
Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
British Pathé
Produced by:
British Pathé
Year:

1922
Duration:

1 min 38 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

In this newsreel from Dublin July 1922, rebels have barricaded themselves inside the Four Courts with sandbags stacked in front of the gates. Passersby gather to try and have a look through the gates and little boys march back and forth with ‘rifles’ (wooden sticks) in hand.

The Civil War ravaged the city of Dublin and much of Ireland. This newsreel’s military scenes only hint at the devastation that was caused between the Irish Republicans and Irish Nationalists.

(447)