British troops stage ambush for benefit of cameraman in Ireland.
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.