The Dear Little Shamrock

The Dear Little Shamrock

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Details

Location

Unknown

Year

1914-1918

Source

British Pathe

Format

35mm

black and white

Length

45sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Pathé

Rights Holder

British Pathé

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Description

The practice of distributing shamrock to the Irish Guards was begun by Queen Victoria and, during the First World War, Irish troops at the fromt were sent peices of the national emblem to be distributed by officers. The clip shows supervised children picking shamrock (which is no more than clover in early growth) and putting it into baskets and sacks.

Shot List

'Ireland. 'The Dear Little Shamrock' Gathering Ireland's national emblem for dispatch to Irish soldiers over-seas. Pathe Gazette.' Six children picking shamrocks being supervised by a man. A girl showing the shamrocks in her basket and outside a house two girls are holding a large sack which another girl is putting her shamrocks into.