• Short Summary

    Southern Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth - celebrations in Dublin.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Eire Leaves The Empire".

    Dublin, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    GV Pan crowd (For super title.)

    MV Pan arrival of of the Prime Minister. Mr. Costello, with his aide, Commander Byrne. SV Soldiers presenting arms. SV Pan arrival of President Sean O'Kelly. SV President on rostrum prior to flag raising.

    GV Along O'Connell St. Crowds, troops with the President on the rostrum, pan to top of GPO building showing flag about to be raised.

    MS Veterans of the rebellion with medals looking up at flag being raised. CU Pan veterans of 1916 with medals.

    LV Front shot flag being hoisted the last few feet. GV Crowd applauding.

    LV Soldiers firing volley from roof of General Post Office building. GV From top of GPO building of Soldiers lining roof as mechanised units pass below. MV Mechanised units passing in front of saluting base.

    MV Back view of President taking salute as units pass in front of him. SV Towards armoured cars. LV Troops marching past saluting base. SV Troops marching past saluting base, showing similarity of uniforms to the British Army. SV President O'Kelly, aide Byrne looking at march past. MV Towards sailors marching past. MV President, service chiefs and guests at saluting base

    GV Flag flying over Dublin.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1401.20
    Media URN:
    45603
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:44:00 / 01:28:58:00
    Canister:
    49/33

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