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  • Short Summary

    Dublin rally against military service plus street scenes and graffiti in Londonderry.

  • Description

    Crowds Demonstrate Against Military Service - Dublin, Eire (Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland).

    Irish crowd protests against military service (in British Army); c 1918. Shot of meeting / rally; interior; in some theatre building (curtains hanging; bunched up like bunting); in BG 3 men stand on stage in FG; with backs to camera; address crowd. Everyone puts their hands up as if saying 'aye' or taking an oath. 1 reading from newspaper. Speech. Then a shot of men signing petition (?); more curtains & flowers etc. hanging. Conscription; draft.

    Words painted on wall in Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Derry says No Surrender; Britannia Rules the Waves. Ulster Special Constabulary Soldiers search a man in the street; next to barricade of sandbags. Another graffiti message: The Spirit of 1688-1690 Is Still As Strong As Ever. Derry survived a long siege by James II; a Roman Catholic convert; in 1689.

    Revolution; civil war; Irish nationalism; Orangemen; military. Demonstrations; Ireland.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916 - 1922
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:17:00 / 01:52:42:00
    ON 260 B

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