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General Michael Collins

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Producer:
British Pathé
Duration:
41 sec
Year:

1922
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles
Technical:
4:3, 35mm B&W

This brief newsreel focuses on Michael Collins at the funeral of President Arthur Griffith in August 1922. Standing in full uniform, this is the last moving picture ever taken of General Collins. He would be assassinated 10 days after this image was taken.

Both Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith were considered two ‘Giants’ of Irish history for their work in Irish politics and during the Peace Treaty negotiations. Arthur Griffith famously stated “If my name is to go down in history I want it to be associated with Michael Collins”.

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