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  • Short Summary

    Memorial services in Dublin for Collins and Griffith and in Belgium for 16th Division.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Erin remembers her fallen sons, Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith in Dublin".

    Southern Ireland (Eire, Republic of Ireland) and Belgium.

    L/S of crowd gathering in front of large memorial to Collins (Commander in Chief of Irish Free State Army) and Griffith (president of Dail Eireann). M/S of man giving speech in front of memorial. The man then lays a wreath. L/S of 21 gun salute. Panning L/S of crowd around memorial. Various shots of military parade passing the crowds - soldiers on horsebacks, armoured cars etc.

    Intertitle reads: "... and her glorious dead of 16th Irish Division on the spot where they fell on Flanders Field".

    Panning shot of Celtic Cross memorial inside ruins of church. Various M/Ss of priest conducting service inside ruins, watched by ex-servicemen. An army officer lays wreath. M/S of officers unveiling another war memorial - to 16th Division - in village graveyard covered in Irish and U.K. flags. C/U two officers. Various shots of crowd gathered in graveyard. M/S of uniformed bagpipers. Officers and dignitaries are seen laying wreaths.

    Intertitle reads: "General Hickley with the Reverend Mother of Hospice of Locre". (title obscured by timecode)

    C/U of nun and General. The General presents nun with large book. More shots of wreaths being laid. Various shots of procession of people, priests and soldiers, lead by group of Belgian soldiers / policemen on horseback walking through village. C/U of very senior Belgian officer - Marshal Joffre? More shots of 16th Division memorial being unveiled. More wreaths are placed, priests and senior officer address crowd.
    Cuts exist - see separate record for details.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:21:00 / 01:48:33:00
    G 1323

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