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Dublin Ireland in the Wake of the Battle

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


1 min 46 sec
Silent with English Intertitles

The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th  to July 5th 1922 that marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Six months after the Anglo-Irish Treaty ended the recent Irish War of Independence, Civil War was fought between the forces of the new Provisional Government and a section of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that opposed the Treaty.

This remarkable footage highlights the events that happened in Dublin, the devastating use of artillery by the rebels against the Four Courts, and the shootings and battles around O’Connell Street.