Government's Answer to De Valera

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Details

Location

Inverness Town Hall, Scotland

Year

1921

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

33sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

This records a crucial moment during the Anglo-Irish negotiations. On 17 October 1921 Lloyd George took the very unusual step of summoning the cabinet to Inverness. The film shows Inverness Town Hall and the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, and Churchill at 33 seconds.

Shot List

'Topical Budget. Government's Answer to De Valera. For first time in History Cabinet sits at Town Hall Inverness'. General view of a city building. Cabinet members entering the building including Churchill at 00:14, James Craig and Lloyd George at 00:26.