First section shows the War of Independence. Brief view of Lord Mayor of Cork Donal O´Callaghan. Victims fleeing in Dublin - no context. British soldiers pay fincomrades killed in an ambush - almost certainly the 15 Auxiliaries killed at Kilmichael by Tom Barry´s flying column on 28th November 1920. Ruins of the town of Trim: houses burned and wrecked by Black and Tans in reprisal in late September 1920. From 02:12. The damage done to the Four Courts at the end of June 1922. This is the episode which began the Civil War. When republican ´irregulars´ refused to give up the building the National Army bombarded the courts along the Liffey. Before they surrendered, the irregulars set fire to the public record office which melted the eighteenth century copper dome. Free State troops of the National Army receive medical attention. The fighting then transferred to O´Connell Street and the barricaded windows are probably in the Hamman Hotel where Cathal Brugha was killed. Free State troops patrol and search.