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  • Short Summary

    Eamon De Valera crosses Ulster border and is promptly arrested.

  • Description

    Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland.

    Title: "In spite of an elaborate Police blockade, the Anti-Treaty Leader succeeded in entering Newry".

    Various shots of Royal Ulster Constabulary officers standing around armoured vehicles, behind them a train runs of a railway bridge. M/S of a car being inspected by the policemen. M/S of a group of R.U.C. officers standing on guard outside a large town house. M/S of a group of R.U.C. officers and an armoured car, some of the men make adjustments to the vehicle, two of them look out through a hatch on the roof of the car.

    A few seconds of white spacing follows.

    Title: "DE VALERA - STORMY PETREL of Irish politics - pops up again and despite elaborate precautions, penetrates Ulster Border, to be promptly arrested!"

    More shots of R.U.C. officers standing around an armoured car. High angled shot of R.U.C. officers patrolling a country road, they stop and search two civilian cars. M/S of R.U.C officers searching a car, a senior officer appears to ask the driver for his identity papers.

    Low angle shot of a civic town building flying a Union Jack flag. C/U of De Valera talking.

    Note: could be Royal Irish Constabulary - unclear when change was made to Royal Ulster Constabulary. AH 2000.

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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:
    01:32:55:00 / 01:35:01:00
    G 1133

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