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Irelands Agony

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The Burning of Cork by British forces took place on the night of December 11th and 12th 1920 , during the Irish War of Independence. It followed an Irish Republican Army ambush of a British Auxiliary patrol in the city, which wounded twelve auxiliaries, one fatally. In retaliation the Auxiliaries, Black and Tans and British […]

Irish National Army Sweeping On

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In this newsreel scenes of fighting in Limerick are shown, with National Army men firing field guns and rifles in the open countryside and Lancia armoured cars and Omnibuses parked outside a burnt-out with a partially painted out sign “Vote Sinn Féin IRA..” The Battle of Kilmallock took place between July 25th  and August 5th […]

Guerrilla Warfare in Ireland

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Guerilla Warfare in Ireland started in August 1922, when the IRA tried to bring down the new Irish government and overturn the Anglo-Irish Treaty. There were many guerrilla attacks, one of the most notable casualties being Commander-in-Chief Michael Collins, who was killed in an ambush in Cork on August 22nd. This newsreel shows several rebels […]

Irish Revolution 1922

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This lengthy newsreel highlights some key moments in the Irish Civil War from troops revolting in Limerick, to the destruction of Sackville street in Dublin. The Irish Civil War (June 28th 1922 –May 24th 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an […]

Dublin War Scenes

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This remarkable footage highlights the events that happened in Dublin during the Civil War from June 28th to  July 5th, the devastating use of artillery by the rebels against the Four Courts, and the shootings and battles around O’Connell Street, Abbey Street and Portobello Bridge. Free state soldiers are seen handing out supplies to civilians […]

Civil War in Ireland

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The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th to July 5th 1922, and marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Six months after the Anglo-Irish Treaty ended the recent Irish War of Independence, the Civil War was fought between the forces of the new Provisional Government and […]

Sackville Street in Flames

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This newsreel uses similar footage to that seen in the “Dublin War Scenes” newsreel where we see the devastating destruction of Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) during the Civil War. It highlights the events that happened in Dublin during the Civil War from  June 28th to  July 5th, and the devastating use of artillery by […]

The Shelling of the Four Courts

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The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th to July 5th 1922 that marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. At this time, the Four Courts were occupied by Republican Forces like Rory O’Connor, who is described here as being “the last of the Rebels”. Six months […]

Battle of the Four Courts

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The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th  to July 5th 1922 that marked the beginning of the Irish Civil War. Six months after the Anglo-Irish Treaty ended the recent Irish War of Independence, Civil War was fought between the forces of the new Provisional Government and a […]

All Ireland Strike

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May 1922, the top of O’Connell Street, and speakers are seen standing on a wagonette speaking defiantly to the crowd passing by. In April 1922, in protest to the IRA’s rejecting the vote of the Dáil, the unions of Ireland, which had declared general strikes against the British in 1918 and 1920, the speakers called […]

Irish Revolution 1922

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This lengthy newsreel highlights some key moments in the Irish Civil War from troops revolting in Limerick, to the destruction of Sackville street in Dublin. The Irish Civil War (June 28th 1922 –May 24th 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an […]

Wexford Treaty Meeting

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On April 8th 1922, Michael Collins visited Wexford Town where he made a speech at St. Peter’s Square to a large crowd. In this newsreel, we see some disruption caused by the anti-Treaty IRA. Train tracks were tampered with and in some cases lines were torn up. This was done to stop people from travelling […]