Soldiers (Royal Irish Constabulary, Black and Tans) on military manoeuvres during the War of Independence. The first twenty seconds appears to be elaborately staged. Troops (they appear to be regular troops rather than Black and Tans and Auxiliaries) guard a sandbagged station, point their weapons at approaching civilians who clearly are informants (propaganda footage, no doubt, to show that not all Irish people supported the IRA). Then members of the security forces (they appear to be RIC, Black and Tans, Auxiliaries and regular troops) speed off in motor vehicles. Then the vehicles are halted by a trenched road (an effective IRA tactic, sometimes the prelude to an an ambush as at Kilmichael), the trench is filled in from a neighbouring dry stone wall, and the column moves on. The Crossley Tender (trick) is much in evidence. Towards the end of this war, in 1921, the British forces left the roads and moved across country which proved to be much more effective in dealing with IRA.