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  1. MickHeslin says

    The opening shot is of British troops leaving Custume Barracks, Atlone.
    Seán Mac Eoin speaks to the crowd at the hand over of Costume barracks, Athlone on 28th February 1922

    M J Heslin.

  2. johnny_doyle says

    this film is made up of 2 separate sections.

    1. relates to the withdrawal of British troops from Ireland

    CU soldier speaking; standing by open car; above level of crowd of civilians around him - this soldier wears the uniform of the new Irish Free State National Army

    Soldiers march through arch gate. Soldiers marching through courtyard. - these are IRA/National Army soldiers taking over a barracks after the British withdrawal

    2. the damaged buildings and the soldiers eating is from 1916 and elements can be seen in the following 1916 film clips

    Johnny Doyle

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