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  • Short Summary

    A look at the grim life of Sinn Fein prisoners inside a Concentration Camp.

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    Belfast, Ireland.

    Intertitle: "MARTIAL LAW IN IRELAND. Scenes in the first great Concentration Camp of captured Sinn Feiners who are treated as prisoners-of-war".

    Panning shot of the camp: high barbed wire perimeter fence encircles rows of bleak huts, men pace up and down a patch of dirt outside the camp, some play football. M/S of a group of 'Shinners' (Sinn Feiners) behind the barbed wire. Panning shot of prisoners marching outside huts. M/S of prisoners carrying baskets past the huts, a line of washing hangs outside. M/S of prisoners running with their baskets. M/S of a group of prisoners standing outside a grim congregated metal shed, one man is sweeping, others are making patterns with stones in the dirt.

    Intertitle: "Some 'Shinners' are camera-shy!"

    M/S of a group of prisoners, one holds a handkerchief over his face. M/S of a line of prisoners marching across the yard holding towels over their heads. C/U of a wooden door with the word - 'Church' painted on it, underneath someone has written in chalk - 'Our priest is on the run' and 'We want more food', a man's hands can be seen writing the letters - I.R.A.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:04:00 / 01:40:43:00
    G 729

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