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  • Short Summary

    Irish Nationalist and Mayor of Cork, Tomas MacSwiney, is visited by Pathe during his hunger strike.

  • Description

    Ireland.

    Intertitle: "Lord Mayor's Hunger Strike. Exclusive Pathe picture of Alderman T. MacSwiney of Cork".

    C/U of the Mayor, a man in his thirties, sitting at a desk in a dark room - possibly a prison cell. He stares intently at the camera before turning to some papers on his desk with the word 'Eire' written on. C/U of the Mayor talking and smiling.

    Note: These could be some of the last images of Irish Nationalist Tomas MacSwiney before his death in October of this year - his funeral is seen in G 717 - TERENCE MACSWINEY LAID TO REST and G 716 in DEATH OF THE LORD MAYOR OF CORK.

    Note: Some old records spell the name as 'McSwiney' or 'MacSwinney', the correct spelling - according to historical texts - is 'MacSwiney' . Please also note that Tomas is also referred to as Terence.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    212.24
    Media URN:
    21549
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1920
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:52:00 / 01:30:37:00
    Canister:
    G 697

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  1. Niall Murray says

    This is Terence MacSwiney, member of Dáil Éireann (Irish parliament) for Mid-Cork and Lord Mayor of Cork city, filmed in the middle of July 1920.


    You can read what he had to say about the visit of the Pathé newsreel man here:


    https://niallmurraycork.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/terence-macswiney-td-lord-mayor-reluctant-newsreel-star/

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