Rebirth of a Nation

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Details

Location

Dublin

Year

1922

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

55sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

This newsreel shows British troops leaving Ireland following the Anglo-Irish War. At 00:35 you can see Tim Healy, the First Governor of the Irish Free State. The interesting aspect of this footage is that it shows that British troops did not all leave immediately after the signing of the Treaty. Here they are departing in the middle of the Civil War in December 1922.

Shot List

'Daily Sketch. Topical Budget. Rebirth of a Nation. Departure of last British Troops, marks beginning of New Era in Ireland'. British soldiers packing up. 00:36 'Mr Tim Healy. Veteran Irish Patriot becomes First Governor of Irish Free State'. Man standing at the entrance of a building. Head and shoulders view of Healy.

Credits

Filmed by Purnell