Dublin's Civil War

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Details

Location

Dublin

Year

1922

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

01min 15sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

The Free State Army formed in the wake of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 were attempting to control the anti-Treaty rebels on the streets of Dublin in July 1922. After the Fall of the Four Courts other Irregulars fought in Sackville Street (now O´Connell Street). The man firing the rifle is probably a Free State soldier not yet supplied with a uniform. Artillery ensured a swift Irregular capitulation though Cathal Brugha, once Dail Minister for Defence, refused to surrender and was shot down, a revolver in each hand while shouting, ´they´ll never get me´. The Red Cross appears.

Shot List

'Topical Budget. Dublin's Civil War. How the Rebels were burned out of Sackville Street.' View from behind of a man in an alley firing a shot from his rifle. 00:13 'The first shell'. View from behind of a large gun being fired. 00:23 'First shell bursting'. Cloud of smoke in front of building, followed by smoke and then fire coming out of the ground floor windows. 01:00 'Rounded up'. Group of army men confronting and then surrounding a man. 01:09 'The Red Cross'. View from above of two men carrying white flags.