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    Newsreel item about IRA invasion of Limerick - identical to item in G 858.

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    Item title reads: "The Invasion of Limerick. invading forces occupy houses, hotels and boathouse and march through streets armed, while official IRA forces patrol in an armoured car."

    Limerick, Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).

    M/S of group of men standing outside a house looking a little menacing. Three of them hold rifles. L/S of another group of men outside a hotel. L/S of group of men marching towards the camera with rifles over their shoulders. M/S of the men (only about 10 of them) standing to attention. Various shots of men standing around "occupying" property by standing on steps of building. Some smoke, others laugh. Low angle shot showing faces at the window of a house. Good shots of the Irish Republican Army vehicle. One man proudly displays the Irish Free State flag which flies from the vehicle. The armoured car is driven past the camera. More shots of men marching with rifles over their shoulders. L/S of a river flowing past buildings.

    IRA = Irish Republican Army.

    Note: item is identical to Gazette story with same title in G 858.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:07:00 / 01:17:28:00
    ON 368 F

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  1. Unknown user says

    As far as I can tell:

    00:08 - 00:16 The sign overhead the doorway reads 'The Glentworth Hotel'.

    01:05 - 01:12 Possibly of boat club on what was then known as Wellesly Bridge

    01:14 - 01:38 The Strand Barracks, opposite to the Castle Barracks

    01:40 - 01:54 Marching along George's Street now O'Connell Street

    01:56 - 02:04 King John's Castle with tricolour flying on tower, note Castle Barracks is intact

    Best Regards, Simon Spratt, Limerick

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