British soldiers search rural roads and surrounding area in Eire during Easter Rebellion.
Roads searched in Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland) during Easter Rebellion (Irish War of Independence?)
British soldiers searching rural roads in Ireland. They examine roads for damage / sabotage. Royal Irish Constabulary troops walk over partially collapsed stone bridge. 4 of the men walking around on stones in the stream; looking under bombed bridge etc.; may be trying to find what explosive device was used.
Another road; w/ stone walls on sides: soldier rides up on motorcycle; stops at another destroyed bridge; this one at a small stream through a cow pasture. Next; soldiers climbing over a tree fallen across road. Finally a group of soldiers struggle w/ a bunch of barbed wire which seems to be tangled up round a small stone building. Soldier takes his jacket off! Soldiers untangling & cutting barbed wire.
Terrorism. Riots & revolutions.
Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has written in concerning this clip. Apparently it is not from 1916 but from the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921).