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  • Short Summary

    First big manoeuvres of Irish Free State Army, held in Wicklow.

  • Description

    Full title missing, according to issue sheet it reads: "The Free State Army used all the latest arts of warfare at its first grand manoeuvres".

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

    M/S of troop of Irish soldiers marching down country lane. M/S of soldiers getting up from lying in undergrowth. M/S of soldiers lying on grassy verge, the point their rifles over the top. Various M/S of group soldiers kneeling behind hedgerow; some fire rifles over top, one looks through binoculars, an officer walks past to inspect proceedings.

    M/S of army vehicles camouflaged in foliage, gun fires from one of the windows. M/S of troop soldiers running along railway track. M/S of four officers looking at clip board. M/S of soldiers diving into undergrowth.

    Note: another story in G 1332 also shows these manoeuvres - THE FIGHT FOR DUBLIN. More shots of officers, not so much fighting action. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    638.06
    Media URN:
    26266
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:52:00 / 01:17:33:00
    Canister:
    G 1332

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