Home The Irish Independence Films Will There Be Peace in Ireland?

Will There Be Peace in Ireland?

539
0
Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
Topical Film Company
Produced by:
Topical Film Company
Year:

1921
Duration:

20 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

In this newsreel Sir James Craig, the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in 1921, is seen giving a speech. This event was during the lead up to the treaty negotiations which would culminate to the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December of the same year.

Craig was highly critical of Lloyd George’s negotiations with Sinn Féin at this time, having previously refused to attend the peace conference which led to the signing of the Treaty.

The same sequence seen here was used in another Topical Budget Newsreel, Ulster will not Yield.

(539)