Disagreement between pro and anti-Treaty factions led to the Irish Civil War which lasted until May 1923. The war extended into the Irish countryside and urban centres such as Limerick which displayed fierce anti-Treaty rebellion. The Irregulars attempted to hold a line west of the Shannon after their failure in Dublin and took control of Limerick. This footage shows the fall of Limerick at the end of July 1922. Michael Collins, in overall command of the National Army, was killed the following month.