Michael Collins electioneering in County Cork, and Belfast Ireland (Eire).
Note: "Some of the material in this item are cuts. There is also some material that does not relate to the County Cork election."
M/S's of a smartly dressed Michael Collins speaking to to woman milking a cow at a country farm. L/S of of Collins talking to three flat capped men. One man sits on a large wooden barrel swigging from his tankard. L/S of men and two old woman dressed in black standing next to cart in the country, they appear to be having a good gossip!
L/S of woman and children standing next to sea wall, Collins walks into the picture and shakes and introduces himself. M/S of Collins talking to very old woman in black hooded gown, she smiles. Good M/S of Collins giving speech from platform. L/S of two men walking down twisty village street, one is carrying a very large scythe. An opened topped military vehicle disturbs the tranquility as it lurches up the road full of soldiers and leaves a cloud of dust behind it. (Auxiliary Police Cadets - nicknamed Auxies)
L/S of smoke and flames billowing from building. L/S of small children sleeping on the grass verges of a small country road. L/S's of man on ladder painting a mural on the side of a building (I think this footage is probably from Belfast). L/S of military soldiers on cart. L/S of a mural which shows a man on a horse with sword with the Union Flag (Union Jack) painted over the top.
L/S of Collins speaking to country folk. M/S of old man in shabby coat waving his hat. L/S of Collins standing in the ruins of his burnt out house. M/S shot of men looking at an election poster for Sinn Fein. M/S's of armoured vehicle followed by followed by a procession of people and soldiers, large crowds wave them on.
L/S's of people and children walking out of gateway away from large building, there is a brief appearance of Collins (it is probably a polling house on Election day. L/S's of Michael Collins giving speech on platform. L/S looking down on large crowd.
Intertitle reads: "Mr. Collins amidst the ruins of his burnt down homestead." M/S of Collins standing in the ruins of his house. M/S of Collins with older gentleman (possibly his dad ?). M/S of Collins shaking hands with people sitting in wooden cart. M/S of pub sign with the words "MARYANNE COLLINS - licensed to sell spirits..." (Michael Collins mother ?).
L/S of woman and children standing next to sea wall, Collins chats to them. Intertitle reads: "Polling at Collins first School." L/S's of people entering polling station. M/S of priest exiting. Various shots of Collins talking to people outside the polling station. M/S of Collins speaking to two old woman.