Mopping Up

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Producer:
British Pathé
Duration:
1 min 20 sec
Year:

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

The Battle of Adare took place on August 4th 1922, and this unique newsreel from the Pathé Collection records the moment a band of rebels are captured and hold their hands up and surrender.

The anti-treaty Republican Army forces occupying the town came under artillery fire with an 18 Pound Howwitzers from pro-Treaty Free State Troops. Their Headquarters, the Dunraven Arms Hotel, was also damaged with a number of shells.

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