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Martial Law in Ireland

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This newsreel shows very rare scenes inside the first concentration camp where members of the Sinn Féin party were treated as prisoners of war. Ballykinlar Internment Camp was the first mass internment camp to be established by the British in Ireland during the War of Independence. Situated on the County Down coast and opened in […]

Strike scenes in Limerick

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April 1919 and martial law is in effect in Ireland. These scenes from Limerick show some of the military precautions that were put in place, soldiers stopping pedestrians to check identification papers and streets barricaded by British Army tanks ( HMT Scotch and Soda). The Limerick Soviet was a self-declared soviet that existed from April […]