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Ireland’s Fate Decided in the Highlands

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
Topical Film Company
Produced by:
Topical Film Company
Year:

1921
Duration:

1 min
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

In this newsreel from 1921, Prime Minster David Lloyd George meets Irish Viceroy, General Macready, and Sir Hamar Greenwood at Brahan Castle, in Easter Ross, Highlands Scotland.

Lloyd George presided over the Government of Ireland Act 1920 which partitioned Ireland into Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland in May 1921 during the Anglo-Irish War. Lloyd George famously declared of the Irish Republican Army that ‘We have murder by the throat!’ However, soon afterwards he began negotiations with IRA leaders to recognise their authority and to end a bloody conflict.

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