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  • Short Summary

    Artillery piece being fired by Free State soldiers, Ireland.

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    Dublin, Ireland (Eire).

    Full titles read: "Artillery in action on the For Courts - the Republican's Stronghold."

    M/S of Free State soldiers preparing to fire artillery piece. M/S of Free State soldiers keeping the civilians at bay. M/S of civilians / hostages on back of van (there is a back to front Nazi Swastika painted on the side of the van) being given food and drink. L/S of the Four Courts building.

    Note: Good Irish Civil War Story. Footage of hostages in van also appears on Pathe Master Tape *PM0276* Film ID 276.37 "GUERILLA WARFARE IN IRELAND".

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    02:01:52:00 / 02:02:58:00
    G 892

Comments (1)

  1. johnny_doyle Doyle says

    the part with the truck with the reverse swastika if from the War of Independence and appears in another clip with Auxiliaries rounding up \"suspects\". Nothing to do with the Irish Civil War and the bombardment of the Four Courts. Dublin had a Swastika Laundry company founded in 1912. The symbol was in use long before the Nazis took it as their own.

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