The Great Trek

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Details

Location

Dublin

Year

1922

Source

National Film and Television Archive

Format

35mm, film, intertitles

black and white

Length

54sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute

Rights Holder

British Film Institute

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Description

A new Irish army replace British troops after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. More film showing the departure of British horse and foot at the end of January 1922. The two men with rifles in civilian clothes Free State soldiers, not yet issued with uniforms.

Shot List

'Topical Budget. The Great Trek. Horse and Foot still pouring out of Ireland.' Going onto a ship. Group of men in front of the camera. 00:35 'Men of the Irish Free State who are taking the place of British Troops.' Two men wearing civilian clothes and carrying rifles on their shoulder, guarding a building.