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  • Short Summary

    British troops stage ambush for benefit of cameraman in Ireland.

  • Description

    British Troops Go Into Action - Ambush staged by British troops for benefit of cameraman - 1920, Ireland. (GEMMELL & STARMER, ORIG. NEG.)

    (Footage is not all chronological.)

    British soldiers guarding a garrison; sandbag wall around entrance. Three men in civilian dress approach; guards point rifles at them; they raise their hands. Officer comes out; talks to the men; one of them points off in distance - informants? Soon after; soldiers run out of building; drive off in car; trucks.

    Next; shot of the vehicles approaching on road; gap in the action here - they must be returning from some skirmish with the Irish Republican Army; because there is a wounded man in 1st car; soldier in next one is waving an Irish flag; which must have just been captured. British soldiers driving along muddy road; come to gap in road; jump out and work quickly to fill in the space. Shot of trucks driving over the repaired road.

    Sabotage; terrorism; Irish nationalism. Revolutions; Ireland.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2368.17
    Media URN:
    75976
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1918 - 1920
    Sound:
    silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:55:00 / 01:51:13:00
    Canister:
    ON 260 A

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