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Irish Food Committee

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Producer:
Topical Film Company
Duration:
22 sec
Year:

1916
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles
Technical:
4:3, 35mm B&W

A close up of three Irish women at a table preparing food, most likely for soldiers.

During the First World War era (1914- 1918) the women of Ireland quickly adapted to the many challenges initiated by Britain’s declaration of war against Germany.. The country’s existing network of philanthropic organisations provided a solid foundation for a variety of voluntary war work, from establishing paramilitary organisations like Cumann na mBan, to the mobilisation of working-class women and war refugees in the provision of food parcels and clothes for soldiers.

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