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Guerrilla Warfare in Ireland

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

1922
Duration:

2 min 9 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

Guerilla Warfare in Ireland started in August 1922, when the IRA tried to bring down the new Irish government and overturn the Anglo-Irish Treaty. There were many guerrilla attacks, one of the most notable casualties being Commander-in-Chief Michael Collins, who was killed in an ambush in Cork on August 22nd.

This newsreel shows several rebels holding people at gunpoint in a muddy country road. Hostages sitting in the back of a truck are handed drinks while some are blindfolded. However many say this is more of a propaganda film made by the British.

(1856)