Soldiers prepare barricades and horses and destruction in Irish town during revolution.
Trouble in Ireland - 1920? (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Eire).
Soldiers; possibly Royal Irish Constabulary - the Black and Tans - are preparing to defend garrison or other place. Opens w/ shot of vehicles approaching through stone arch. Horse-drawn wagons; Army trucks; automobile.
CU soldier speaking; standing by open car; above level of crowd of civilians around him. Soldiers march through arch gate. Soldiers marching through courtyard. MS 3 soldiers; 2 hold ends of a long 2 x 4 board and turn it as the 3rd holds barbed wire which is being wrapped round the board. The soldiers hold up the board; more soldiers are standing around them. They walk away from camera. Soldiers arranging more barbed wire. Various shots of soldiers constructing barricades of barbed wire and sandbags. Soldier w/ rifle standing behind sandbags; other buildings in BG.
Then; several soldiers are pulling & twisting barbed wire into a thick mess; along edge of a wall - some sort of fortress; in BG glimpses of people in street beyond. Soldiers groom horses. Pan along long line of horses rear ends. Officers wander about, overseeing the grooming session.
Irish revolution - 1916-1920. Slow pan around central town area (Dublin?) w/ much destruction. Rubble from bombed building; w/ smoke still rising. Many pedestrians wandering around in street. Group of people standing by some monument; soldier w/ rifle among them. More damage. Pan past bombed out hotel still w/ signs for 'Luncheon & Rooms' when there are obviously no rooms left. CU group of soldiers drinking from cups; in street; pan left to counter set up & staffed by women. ECU Paper held up to camera; 'Irish War News. The Irish Republic.' Headline is 'If the Germans Conquered England' - which leads one to believe this may be from the Easter Rebellion of 1916; when some Irish rebels were trying to get help from Germany.
Irish Republican Army; Sinn Fein;Royal Irish Constabulary; Home Rule.