Republic of Ireland, Eire, Southern Ireland.
Title: "COLLINS-GRIFFITH ANNIVERSARY. Impressive commemoration ceremony at Leinster Lawn".
The deaths of Michael Collins, Commander in Chief of the Irish Free State Army, and Arthur Griffith, President of the Dail Eireann are commemorated.
M/S of a man giving a speech on the steps of a large memorial to a crowd, several soldiers stand to attention behind the speaker. M/S of the crowd listening to the speech, the first row (including a monk) are seated, some are sheltering from the rain under umbrellas. M/S of a man laying a large wreath at the bottom of the memorial. M/S of eight soldiers firing their rifles into the air in a salute to the dead Irish leaders. High angled panning shot of the crowds gathered around the memorial.
High angled shot of a brass band parading down a crowd lined street, they are followed by the rifle salute soldiers and a group of military officers of horseback. High angled shot of several battalions of soldiers marching past the crowds. High angled M/S of more of the military parade with horse drawn gun carriages and armoured cars.
M/S of five men in old fashioned uniforms (white britches and plumed hats) paying their respects at the memorial, as they walk off screen we see a man in a bowler hat bending down to read the labels on the wreaths. C/U of an engraving of Collin's profile on the memorial. C/U of an engraving of Griffith's profile.