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    Roger Casement who was executed by the British in 1916, and his body still lies in an English grave.

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    Film shows, Murlough Bay, the people around the grave, the Tricolour flag of the South of Ireland, flying as speakers from North and South of the border address the crowd. Laying the wreaths, and praying over the empty grave. Boy passing round the collection box. Close up of Mrs. Connolly, (Daughter of irish leader, James Connolly, who was executed in Dublin in 1916) Also, close up of Dr. Roger McHugh, who has received permission from the British Home Secretary Mr. Butler, to see the diaries. He will travel to London soon.




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    Background: Roger Casement who was executed by the British in 1916, and his body still lies in an English grave. For 40 years Ireland have asked the British government to hand over his body, but without any luck. When Casement was a young man, he spent more of his boyhood days playing in the mountains and around beautiful Murlough Bay, Co. Antrim. His last wish was to rest in an Irish grave in Murlough Bay, and not to leave him in England.

    For the past 40 years people from all over Ireland have gone to this Bay, and placed wreaths at the empty grave which they still hold for his body when it's returned.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8LYKEPEL5472747VR1DOK4YD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LYKEPEL5472747VR1DOK4YD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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