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  • Short Summary

    Soldiers and civilians in areas destroyed by bombing during Irish Revolution.

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    (Note: The description below may be incorrect. Trench warfare was not a feature of the Irish Revolution, and no Irish town suffered this level of destruction. Any ideas?)

    Irish Revolution - 1916-22; a short film made for the USA. Part 2 (Part 1 is currently missing).

    Eire (Republic of Ireland, Southern Ireland).

    Soldiers walk through ditch or trenches. Collapsed bridge. Man and woman push a small cart piled with possessions up road; total destruction all round and snow on the ground. This may be Cork; which the Royal Irish Constabulary (Black & Tans) burnt. Pan over snow-covered ruins - completely desolate landscape; looks like a real battle site.

    Devastation. Bombing. Riots and revolutions; Ireland.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1916 - 1922
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:21:00 / 01:30:47:00
    ON 259 C

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says


    Agreeing with the note in description; this is not footage of the Irish Civil War.

    Does the back-to-front '1930' on 00:27 have any significance?

    Also between 00:15 and 00:18, a soldier appears to hold a flat wooden bat of some sort.

    Best Regards,

    Simon Spratt, Limerick, Ireland.

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  2. johnny_doyle says

    seriously doubt that this has anything to do with Ireland, burning of Cork etc.

    Soldiers not wearing helmets so likely pre-July 1916. Soldiers standing about the trenches so not at the front line in view of the enemy.

    Trenches may be training trenches in Ireland but that would be about it I reckon.

    Battlefield in Europe most probably for the ruins.

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  3. johnny_doyle says

    Battlefield scene similar in this "Rhineland" clip (bridge the same one?)

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