Sackville Street in Flames

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Details

Location

Dublin

Year

circa 1922

Source

British Pathe

Format

35mm

black and white

Length

01min 14sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Pathé

Rights Holder

British Pathé

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Description

Scenes of the burning of Sackville Street, on the north side of Dublin, during the Irish Civil War (1922-1923). Quality footage of the defeat of the Irregulars on O´Connell Street (Sackville Street) in early July 1922. Hotels occupied by Irregulars were shelled and burned into submission and Cathal Brugha was killed. This action ended the main fighting in the city.

Notes

Sackville Street was later renamed O'Connell Street.

Shot List

'Dublin. Sackville Street in flames. £3,000,000 damage and a large number of buildings gutted in final 'clean-up' of rebels. Pathe Gazette.' Various street scenes with dense smoke, army vans, buildings on fire. Two men on a street corner, one is standing the other is lying on his stomach pointing a gun.