The Curragh Camp

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Producer:
British Pathé
Duration:
52 sec
Year:

1922
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles
Technical:
4:3, 35mm B&W

After the Anglo-Irish War the British Army handed over the Curragh Camp to the Irish Free State Army to a party of Irish troops commanded by Lieutenant General O’Connell, on Tuesday May 16th 1922. The Curragh Camp was the former Headquarters of the British Army in Ireland.

In this newsreel General O’Connell can be seen at the top of the water tower hoisting the first tricolour to fly over the Curragh Camp. By tradition the British Army had cut down the flagpole requiring the Irish officers to physically hold the flagpole while the tricolour was raised.

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