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Riots in Belfast

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During the War of Independence between 1920 -1922, Belfast experienced some of the worst rioting of the early 20th century, from the summer of 1920 right through to Autumn of 1922. This brief newsreel shows some of the devastation caused by rioting and destruction, as children are seen playing in the ruins and debris of […]

The Irish Revolution

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This remarkable footage highlights the events that happened in the Battle of Dublin, including the devastating use of artillery by the rebels against the Four Courts and the shootings and battles around O’Connell Street. The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th to July 5th 1922 that marked […]

City of Terror

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In this compilation newsreel from 1920, we see the first pictures from Derry where soldiers stand on streets during the War of Independence. ‘The aftermath’ intertitle shows us the devastation the Civil War had on Dublin, showing the many shelled and gutted buildings. Many of these can be seen being pulled down by workers to […]

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 […]

Irish Personalities

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This selection of newsreel sequences shows the trial of in August 1920 of Terence Mac Swiney (Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork) and other events in Cork in 1920.  The opening sequence, unusual for its time, appears to have been shot inside the Cork Courthouse. The Courthouse exterior is seen with a group of children […]