British soldiers leave Ireland by ship, Irish Free State soldiers on guard at Dublin City Hall.
Full title reads: "Home from the Irish front. Thousands of men, horses and guns are leaving daily".
Dublin & Belfast, Northern Ireland and Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).
Various shots of horses being led onto ship. L/S of car on gurney being lowered down into hull of vessel. Shots of British soldiers, guns and battle gear waiting for departure in large warehouse. M/S of soldiers walking on deck of ship.
Intertitle reads: "Everybody happy - and 'Tommy' not the least".
Several shots of soldiers celebrating and standing around - we see them dance to music of brass band. L/S of soldiers waving from deck of departing ferry.
Intertitle reads: "The first soldiers of the Irish Free State mount guard over Dublin City Hall".
First footage of Irish Free State soldiers on guard. They are wearing plainclothes and carrying rifles. Neat but scratchy shot of guard doing his duty pacing in front of busy thoroughfare silhouetted between two buildings. Good view traffic scenes in background.