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Side Lights on Sinn Féin

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

1920
Duration:

13 min 47 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

This newsreel from Limerick in 1920 shows a side of Irish history that is rarely  spoken about. Here we see May Connolly who has  been beaten and had her hair shorn for the crime of speaking to Black and Tans. This method of terrorising and intimidating was used by both IRA and Crown Forces as a way to control and punish.

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