Showreel – Ireland in the Revolutionary Period

 
This “selection of Irish Footage in the British Pathé archive” gives a taste of some of the finest contemporary reporting on the Irish Easter Rising (1916), War of Independence (1919-1921) and Civil War (1922-1923). The piece finishes with a brief look at the declaration of the Republic (1949). Filmed largely before the age of cinema sound, this footage is silent.
 
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