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Mopping Up

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall of Limerick

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Originally released  July 29th 1922, this brief newsreel depicts Civil War scenes in Limerick city. The Strand Barracks are shelled and burned out, and a roofless Barracks Chapel is seen smouldering. These are the first pictures which show the organisation and established military system then under the command of General Michael Collins. (383)

Irish Rebels New Terror

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The exact location of the events in this newsreel is unknown, however some of the footage also appears in the “Fall of Limerick” film, where the Strand Barracks is shelled and burned out. This could also be Collins Barracks in Cork. Other scenes of buildings in ruin and smoke smouldering appear to be of the […]

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 […]

Battle of Belleek

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This exclusive newsreel from Topical Budget shows the “recapture of the Ulster border” by Sinn Féin. Troops can be seen marching down a laneway in the countryside and armoured vehicles and howitzer guns are fired towards the town of Belleek as the General looks on. In June 1922, at the beginning of the Civil War, […]

Irish Peace Imperilled by Extremists

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This Newsreel from December 8th 1921, highlights are a variety of shots starting  with the before and after scenes at the Mansion House, Dublin, where Éamon de Valera made a statement that he cannot recommend acceptance of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. “But Dublin’s attitude is obvious” as crowds cheer on the arrival of Mr. Arthur Griffith […]