Reprisals By Order

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Details

Location

Co Cork, Midleton

Year

circa 1921

Source

British Pathe

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

02min 15sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Pathé

Rights Holder

British Pathé

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Description

Newsreel item showing an attack by the British Army on Irish citizen's houses for failing to inform on Irish rebels who killed three policemen. This is one of many examples of the notorious ´authorised reprisals´ by Black and Tans and Auxiliaries (probably not the regular army) in 1921. Best from 00:34. Houses in Midleton (east Cork) have been burned in reprisal for occupants refusing information about the murder of three policemen.

Shot List

'Midleton, Ireland. Reprisals By Order. 7 houses destroyed by Military Authorities for failing to report ambush in which three policemen were killed. Pathe Gazette.' General views of the damaged building and street scenes in Midleton including a military presence.