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St Patrick’s Day – Irish colleens

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This short newsreel (location unknown, 1914-1918) shows two Irish girls pinning sprigs of shamrock on the caps and coats of soldiers. There are Irish soldiers from various regiments including Connaught Rangers, Royal Artillery to Fusiliers. Some of the men are wearing bandages and appear to be wounded while others casually stand by having a cigarette. […]

Arrival of Sir Edward Carson

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This newsreel set at the Dockland in Belfast shows Edward Carson and other dignitaries being driven in an open top car, flanked on both sides of the street by Irish guards. Sir Edward Henry Carson (Baron Carson from 1900 to 1921) was an Irish unionist politician, barrister and judge. He became the leader of the […]